From Michelle Malkin.
A congressional official says House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has told her party caucus she will remain as minority leader in the new session of Congress.
This official says the 72-year-old Pelosi made the decision to remain at the helm of the party’s House leadership even though Democrats failed to win the necessary 25 additional seats to become the majority party again.
She hasn’t lost her touch for complete idiocy:
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the worst Speaker in US history, told reporters today, “We don’t have the majority but we have the gavel.”
No, you don’t.
Her complete ignorance of the Constitution she’s sword to uphold, but has repeatedly violated:
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.
The Dem Kleptocracy has violated the Constitution repeatedly since B. Hussein was installed in 2008. Probably because they never bothered to read it.
- The Obama-Pelosi-Reid Cabal (breitbart.com)
- Pelosi opts for two more years of gridlock (conservativelyspeaking.us)