Pelosi: Trump Doesn’t Want a Wall, He Wants a Distraction

“I don’t even know if the president wants the wall. I think he just wants a debate on the wall. And he’s having some difficulty with it.”

— Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), asserting that President Trump’s border wall push has nothing to do with border security, but is instead designed to energize his conservative base and distract the country from the various scandals dogging his administration, The Hill reports.

Democrats Got Higher TV Rating than Trump’s Address

4%

“President Trump’s televised Oval Office address on immigration Tuesday drew a big audience. The response from Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer drew a slightly bigger audience, at least according to preliminary figures,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. “The quarter hour (9-9:15 p.m. ET) containing the president’s speech drew a combined 28.1 household rating in metered markets on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CNN, Fox News and NBC. The following 15 minutes, including analysis and the Pelosi-Schumer rebuttal, averaged 29.3 across those same networks, a bump of about 4 percent.”

Pelosi Reacts to Bachmann on Rainbow Rulings

Who cares?

– Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reacting to Minnesota Tea Party Rep. Michele Bachmann reacting to the Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Prop 8 by saying, “Marriage was created by the hand of God. No man, not even a Supreme Court, can undo what a holy God has instituted.”

Pelosi Inadvertently Admits Her Second Greatest Missed Opportunity

I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day. I’m not kidding. There’s a prison here in the Capitol … If we had spotted him in the Capitol, we could have arrested him.

— House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reacting to Speaker John Boehner’s plan to call a vote on a contempt citation for Attorney General Eric Holder over charges related to the Republicans’ bogus Fast & Furious scandal, and inadvertently naming the second-greatest missed opportunity of of her tenure as House speaker — the first being her decision to take the impeachment of George W. Bush “off the table.”

Pelosi: Newt Is ‘Not Going to Be President of the United States’

Let me just say this: that will never happen. He’s not going to be president of the United States. This is… That’s not going to happen. Let me just make my prediction instead by… it isn’t going to happen. There’s something I know. The Republicans, if they choose to nominate him, that’s their prerogative.

– Former Speaker and current Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in an interview with CNN’s John King, commenting on the presidential candidacy of disgraced former Speaker Newt Gingrich.