Pelosi Lashes Out at Reporters Asking About Budget Negotiations

A tense clip from CNN shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today lashing out at reporters asking about budget negotiations.

The clip, which was shared by The Post Millennial, shows Pelosi surrounded by reporters and first fielding a question from CNN’s Chief Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju.

Raju asked Pelosi, “How much closer are they to an agreement with the senate right now, has the president indicated how talks have gone?”

Pelosi responds shortly, “You’ll have to talk to him about that.” CNN barely had time to flash Raju’s name on the screen before having to remove it as she moved on to the next question.

The next reporter asked Pelosi, “It looks like the debt limit extension might not advance in the senate, why get mad at members, why twist the arms of moderates if this is not going to move anywhere?”

As the Post Millennial noted, “Pelosi snaps at a reporter after he questioned her strategy on the debt ceiling: ‘What are you talking about?!'”

“We have a responsibility to uphold.. the United States of America, that’s what we have to do. These members have already voted on this last week,” Pelosi continued.

In regards to potential political posturing, Pelosi explained, “So if they’re concerned about how it might be in an ad, it’s already in an ad, it’s already in an ad, so let us give every confidence every step of the way that we will do that.

“We cannot predicate our actions in the house on what could happen in the senate, we can when we are coming to an agreement on a bill but in terms of this, I have no patience for people not voting on this,” Pelosi concluded.

The USA Today reported earlier this morning that Pelosi is pushing hard to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill tomorrow, opting to move ahead on a vote even as progressives threaten to vote against the legislation.

While Pelosi had backed an approach to pass that bill first for weeks, saying the two bills must be passed in tandem, she has now reversed course.

The radical left wing of her party wants the Senate to pass a $3.5 trillion bill packed with a number of liberal policy positions before the House takes up the $1.2 trillion infrastructure legislation with money for roads and bridges.