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Nancy Pelosi
"You are going to have to read the speech in order to find out what's in it..."

On Sunday, during an event in New York City, Nancy Pelosi seemed to suffer from spells of memory loss, while giving a speech regarding Obamacare.

Pelosi also spoke about her father, “He was part of a group called the Berkson Group and they did rallies and pageants and parades and um, and when he stood up on the floor of Congress, ‘I stand here as a representative of the …” and then she seemed to be distracted, as she gazed at the audience, standing at a loss of words.

Getting back to what she was saying, Pelosi added to her botched speech, “members of the Jewish army.”

Talking about Obamacare, she elaborated, “Home care — some, you know, people are at home but they still get care from, uh … from Medicaid,” she said, before going silent again while staring into the crowd.

Continuing her speech on health and medical care, Pelosi said, “It will have a tremendous impact on what families can do for their children … ” and motioned with her hands, as if searching the air for the words, and added, “with relationship to what they need to do.”

It is to be noted that this is not the Nancy Pelosi has made such a botched speech. Earlier this month, following the attack on Republican congressmen at the GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, Pelosi confused his critical injuries with death.

“Our hearts are broken over the assault that was made, really on all of us,” Pelosi said, referring to the attack on the congressmen by a left-wing activist.

“But personally heartbroken over the dea— uh,” she continued, pausing, closing her eyes and lowering her head, “of what happened to Steve Scalise, our colleague,” she finished.

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Antifa Rioter
"Hello, fellow citizens, I am here to calmly discuss how to preserve the Founder's vision of a Constitutional Republic"

On Saturday, Fox News correspondent pro said that congressmen should now consider changing the way they have been campaigning and interacting with their constituents, by halting town hall meetings, at least temporarily.

Rivera spoke about the political climate of the country, which seems to be quite dangerous and heated, especially following the attack on Republican congressmen at a baseball practice in Virginia. The shooting injured five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who continues fighting for his life at the Medstar Washington Medical Center. Rivera discussed his views on the show “Fox and Friends” on Fox News.

“I think Congress has to rethink these town hall meetings right now,” Rivera told the “Fox and Friends” hosts. “Unless they get the kind of security you get at an airport, with Gabby Giffords and now what happened with Steve Scalise, I think you’ve really got to understand that there is a kind of an urgent, aberrant, emotional involvement now, and for right now, we’ve got to cool it. We’ve got to be hyper-aware that our elected officials are vulnerable.”

The show’s co-host Pete Hegseth also asked Rivera whether he thought town hall meetings, which have been a part of the American political process, are an important part of campaigning and the democratic system, and whether it is much more important for the Democrats and the progressives to tone down the harsh rhetoric they have adopted against the Republicans and conservatives in general.

“I think those are lovely thoughts, Steve,” Rivera said. “But I think it’s gone too far. Now, you have a special counsel. Now, you almost have a shadow government. Now, you have [special counsel Robert] Mueller, with enormous power, enormous responsibility. He’s going to be looking, you know, in some ways — and I in no means mean to denigrate his moral character — but he’s going to be looking to justify his role. He’s going to go six ways to Sunday; it’s going to be like the old Whitewater investigation … I think that it’s really very, very serious and unsettling times, and there’s going to be great frustration on both sides — the extremists on both sides, with easy access to these killing weapons, assault rifles and so forth.”

Town hall meetings usually involve Congress members meeting and answering questions from the general public in their congressional districts. However, these meetings have become quite heated in recent months, especially for Republicans and conservatives, who are finding it increasingly difficult to defend policies that seem to be unpopular to liberals.

It is to be noted that Rivera isn’t the only person who has asked for town hall meetings to be suspended following the recent attack. Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Lou Barletta said on Thursday that he believes town hall meetings should be suspended for the time being.

“I’ve been at the end of some of those town halls where the police had to carry people out and I get concerned not only for your own safety, but for the safety of the people who are there, who actually come to be heard and even if you have an opposing opinion, that’s great,” Barletta said on a radio show.

“These town halls I believe have just become targets for people to incite other people, and it’s not good,” Barletta added.

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Pelosi Gaffe
Well, that's awkward!

While talking to reporters about injured colleague Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La) on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made an embarrassing mistake. Scalise remains in critical condition following the shooting at the GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

“Our hearts are broken over the assault that was made, really, on all of us,” she said, “but personally heartbroken over the dea…ah, at what happened to Steve Scalise, our colleague.”

Even though Scalise is quite alive, currently under treatment for injuries sustained at the shooting, Pelosi seems to begin to say “death,” while talking to reporters at Capitol Hill on Thursday.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with him and Matt Mika,” she added, referring “as they continue with their, the care that they need, but also as we do pay tribute to them, identify with them.”

“Use all of our energy, just like sports,” she continued, and all your energy for them to get well. We all have to pray and identify with their concern.”

The hospital where Rep. Steve Scalise is being treated, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, also released a statement on the condition of the injured Republican Congressman. “Earlier today, Congressman Steve Scalise underwent a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg,” the statement read.

“He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours. The Congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time,” it added. “At the request of the family, we will continue to provide periodic updates.”

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Establishment Media
You the failing New York Times is failing when...

With such a remarkable description of the Alexandria shooting incident, it was obvious The New York Times would come under fire, but while progressives are quick to come to the defense of left-wing news outlets, this time even they admitted their own editorial board had crossed the line.

The piece that immediately became the center of controversy for The New York Times, “America’s lethal politics,” was published on Wednesday.

Unsurprisingly, the article called for increased gun control. However, it was the description of the motivation behind the attacks that actually caused the backlash against the left-wing news outlet.

“Was this attack evidence of how vicious American politics has become?” the article asked. “Probably. In 2011, when Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a supermarket parking lot, grievously wounding Representative Gabby Giffords and killing six people, including a 9-year-old girl, the link to political incitement was clear. Before the shooting, Sarah Palin’s political action committee circulated a map of targeted electoral districts that put Ms. Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized crosshairs.

“Conservatives and right-wing media were quick on Wednesday to demand forceful condemnation of hate speech and crimes by anti-Trump liberals,” it continued. “They’re right. Though there’s no sign of incitement as direct as in the Giffords attack, liberals should, of course, hold themselves to the same standard of decency that they ask of the right.”

However, by every possible standard, there’s a lot more evidence that James Hodgkinson, the seemingly left-wing attacker, was more motivated by politics than the mentally deranged Jared Loughner from the Gifford attack in 2011.

In what appears to be a revisionist history, conservatives were quick to downplay the role of progressive politics in the horrific attack on Republican congressmen.

While the suspect, James T. Hodgkinson, was shot and killed at the scene of the shooting by Capitol Police officers, a deeper look into social media activity shows a long trend of hatred towards Trump and Republicans. He attacked Congress members practicing for a charity baseball match scheduled for Thursday.

Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise was shot in his hip and sustained severe injuries. He is now in critical condition. Four others, including two Capitol Police officers were injured in the attack.

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