Pelosi forgets House Republican she’s debated on the House Floor
Sometime between debating a House Republican on the House Floor and her press briefing today, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., forgot that her erstwhile interlocutor exists.
“I don’t know who that is,” Pelosi said when asked to defend President Obama from a criticism leveled Rep. Jeff Landry, R-La., and respond to his suggestion that Congress pull foreign aid funding for Egypt. “Who’s that?” she asked when the reporter mentioned “Jeff Landry from Louisiana.”
Landry, a member of the Tea Party Caucus who was elected in 2010, has debated on the House Floor with Pelosi. His office noted that he was among the Republicans who responded to Pelosi’s criticism of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act last year, for instance.
“Either Mrs. Pelosi has a failing memory or she turns a deaf ear every time a conservative stands to speak,” Landry told The Washington Examiner in a statement. “Coming from the lady who didn’t know what was in Obamacare until it passed, it is not surprising.”