Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appeared to confuse multiple things during an interview over the weekend when she was asked about two IRS whistleblowers testifying in front of Congress last week.
Pelosi made the remarks during a Sunday interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” with host Dana Bash.
“This past week, two IRS whistleblowers, career investigators, testified under oath that the Justice Department slow-walked the investigation into President Biden’s son Hunter and ignored recommendations to file more serious felony charges,” Bash said. “Are you confident the politics did not play a role here?”
Pelosi responded by mixing up the hearing with the IRS whistleblowers and the hearing with Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, whom she called “Joe Kennedy.”
“Well, it was a — since you reference the hearing, what a ridiculous clown show, again, on the part of the Republicans,” Pelosi responded. “Here was a purpose that you described. What did they do? Bring in Joe Kennedy talking about censorship, that he’s being censored, as he’s talking to the world in a congressional hearing, and showing pictures that had nothing to do with the essence of it.”
When asked again if she believed that the Department of Justice was being fair in its investigation, Pelosi said that she had respect for whistleblowers but again called the hearing a “clown show” because of photos brought in by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and because of RKF Jr., who was not there.
“No, I’m not — I’m not confident of — about what the whistleblower said,” Pelosi said. “The U.S. attorney was a Trump attorney. This is their opinion. It was not the opinion of others there.”
Pelosi mixes up RFK Jr.’s name, calls him Joe Kennedy pic.twitter.com/8wdUepZimN
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