House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Thursday couldn’t name any specific accomplishments of former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D.).
Pelosi was asked during her weekly press briefing to name O’Rourke’s “signature accomplishment” during his three-term tenure in the House, prompting Pelosi to stumble with her response. She began by saying O’Rourke “brought vitality” to Congress before getting around to discuss issues he focused on.
“When he came, he came as a real champion for the environment. He got a great deal of support from the environmental community in his district,” Pelosi said.
“He won in a primary on that subject, and also, he was a member of the Armed Services Committee, a strong member of the Armed Services Committee, which is very important for his district. So preserving our planet and protecting our people, there are at least two areas in addition to his vitality,” Pelosi continued.
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