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Pelosi Unsure on 11th & 14th Amendments: ‘Whatever It Is, I’m with the Constitution’

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(CNSNews.com) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) confused the 14th and 11th Amendments when suggesting the president could bypass Congress and unilaterally raise the debt ceiling, saying, “Whatever it is, I’m with the constitution.”

During her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Pelosi was asked about the need for two separate deals in Congress to both raise the approaching debt ceiling and address the expiration of the Bush era tax cuts.

“I would hope not,” Pelosi said.  “I would hope that by now—well, me, I’m with the 11th Amendment, so.”

“Is it the 11th Amendment?” she asked.  “That—14th is it?”

“Whatever it is, I’m with the Constitution of the United States,” said the Minority Leader.

The 11th amendment forbids a person to sue a state in which they do not live, stating, “The judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by citizens of another state, or by citizens or subjects of any foreign state.”

Pelosi seemingly was referring to section four of the 14th amendment, which states: “The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.”

Some have proposed, including former president Bill Clinton, that the president could administratively raise the debt ceiling by invoking this section of the law.

“Really, we have the full faith and credit of the United States,” Pelosi said.  “You mentioned the debt ceiling and the rest, and again, if we all go to the table with good faith, budget agreements have been made over and over again.”

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» 22 Comments

  1. Diann

    November 17th, 2012

    Does it bother anyone else that someone who is so diametrically stupid and jaw-droppingly arrogant has the kind of power and soap-box that this woman has? She doesn’t give a flying crap about the Constitution and she knows that we know that she doesn’t give a crap about the Constitution. And she and her like-minded Leftists drones think nothing of publicly mocking those of us who believe in the Constitution and want to see it defended. Nancy Pelosi took an OATH to protect and defend our Constitution, and her response to anyone asking her about the relevance of it was “Are you serious?! Are you serious?!”

    I am sick and tired of these Leftist pukes and their very public, very in your face mockery of the American People.

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  2. Dr Tar

    November 17th, 2012

    @Diann Are there any Democrap leaders that are1/2 way intelligent or at least 1/2 serious about addressing the national debt? They all seem to live in an alternative universe where money for payback to supporters and buying off voters is endless.

    They make me look forward to the economic collapse just to see old stretch face and her ilk get their comeuppance. Its like being forced to live with a shopoholic deadbeat who unfortunately controls the family fortune. I wish we could just kick them out of the national house before they drive us all to ruin.

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  3. Mountain Dog

    November 17th, 2012

    Their job is just to torment us any way they can. They’re not capable of any kind of legitimate work.

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  4. persecutor

    November 17th, 2012

    She’s either doing her imitation of a carp, or she needs to see a physician for that wicked case of blower’s cramp that she has.

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  5. Mountain Dog

    November 17th, 2012

    It seems all of her orifices are stretched out in sickening hideousness.

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  6. grayjohn

    November 17th, 2012

    Senial twat needs to go.

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  7. 96Sunflowers

    November 17th, 2012

    It almost makes you wonder how Pat Paulsen didn’t get elected. Picky, picky, picky!

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  8. Pull My Finger

    November 17th, 2012

    She is a model left wing elitist, do as I say not as I do!

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  9. Navy Squid

    November 17th, 2012

    It’s not really her fault. When you look at that face, it’s clear that she thought they were talking about constipation!

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  10. Ten Megaton

    November 17th, 2012

    It’s like reading an issue of Mad magazine everyday.

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  11. Twellsy

    November 17th, 2012

    Ladies and gentlemen I give you exhibit “A” in the reason why we are so facked. She and many others need to be forcablly removed from the greater D.C. area and never be allowed to return to continue their destruction of this country. Eat shit, saddlebag.

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  12. iota ofa cracker

    November 17th, 2012

    Uh Nancy? You have to READ IT to know what’s in it. The Constitution,I mean!

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  13. Jarhead Cracka

    November 17th, 2012

    I was dumbfounded at the idiocy of the Dem Party that the House Dems re-elected her to Minority Leader in 2010. They had the perfect chance to get rid of this stoopid & arrogant woman from leadership & they didn’t take it.

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  14. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 17th, 2012

    You will have to pass the Constitution of the United States to Nancy first so she will know what is in it.

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  15. Carlos The Jackal

    November 17th, 2012

    Is that nan’s ‘O’ face?
    (Shudder)
    Either knock that off or start providing us with anti-nausea drugs…

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  16. Nutjob

    November 17th, 2012

    What an idiot, why is this not run daily as yet but 1 of many Gaffes these idiots spew everyday? Or to show the mindless dolts what kind of bafoon is representing them.

    Nancy the 14th amendment states you shall not be head of anything nor mandate any other states to pay for any of your idiotic programs of which you fail to understand or read.

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  17. Navy Squid

    November 17th, 2012

    Looks like someone is holding a turd under her nose!

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  18. skh.pcola

    November 17th, 2012

    Is the difference between debt that is already accumulated and debt that has not yet been accumulated that vague? Raising the debt ceiling so that this misadministration can borrow and spend even more money has nothing to do with the validity of the existing debt. Only a gottdamned lawyer or a retard could conflate the two without cracking a conspiratorial smile. These people are completely unserious about our economy or our future. Sphincters.

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  19. Blink

    November 17th, 2012

    Pelosi being reelected is more proof of the disease that is weakening America. Obama and Pelosi are symptoms of the disease not the illness itself. She’s back because the voters in S.F. don’t know and don’t care about the 11th and 14th Amendments either.

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  20. Anonymous

    November 17th, 2012

    I suggest every candidate for any political office participate in one year of Constitutional Jeopardy on TV in front of the American People. Know your Constitution and swear to uphold it or go home.
    My first panel would be Obama, Biden, Reid and Pelosi.

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  21. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    November 17th, 2012

    Yup, and a pop quiz on The Constitution every time we feel like giving it to them.
    Fuckin’ C stoodents.

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  22. Commissar M

    November 17th, 2012

    She and her entire party could give a crap less about the Constitution. To them, it’s nothing but a paper written by old dead white men that’s full of “living, breathing”, malleable suggestions.

    And holy hell, that photo of her face is the stuff of nightmare fuel!

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