House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ended up going to Taiwan despite China’s threats and the failure of the Biden team to stand up against those threats. She didn’t stay long, just enough to make some remarks. Then she was off to other stops on her Asian trip, including Japan.
But Pelosi had a couple of moments on the trip where she seemed to be trying to compete with Joe Biden or Kamala Harris for the incoherency/ridiculous comment prize.
While she was in Taiwan, she made this comment referring to “Benjamin Franklin, our presidency.”
While speaking to the media in Taiwan on Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to reference the Benjamin Franklin presidency. pic.twitter.com/zWMke05pya
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 4, 2022
Um, Nancy? Franklin, while an incredibly important Founder of our country was never a president. That’s sort of basic elementary school knowledge.
Moreover, I’m not sure what Pelosi was trying to quote here. She says, “[F]reedom and democracy, freedom and democracy are one thing, security here. If we don’t have – we can’t have either, if we don’t have both.”
I think it might have been the famous “freedom and security” quote, but that doesn’t include democracy, so I’m not sure what she was trying to say. The quote is, “Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Plus, as Franklin noted, we are a “Republic,” if we “can keep it.”
Those weren’t the only comments that raised eyebrows from Pelosi.
When she was in Tokyo, she was also talking about our relationship with China — an obvious topic of discussion given the overhanging drama from them. Pelosi said some good things like China wouldn’t stop us from visiting Taiwan and we will stand by them. “This isn’t about me, this is about them,” she said, which I also thought was a good thing to say. But then she went over the slide with a crazy comment.
— alex (@genossse) August 5, 2022
“When I was a little girl, I was told at the beach if I dug a hole deep enough, we would reach China, so we’ve always felt a connection there,” Pelosi said.
Oh, my. That is getting mocked into next week all over the Internet. How to look juvenile to the rest of the world. Outkick’s Clay Travis said, “We are truly led by imbeciles.”
Pelosi then went on to make some more questionable comments about China.
“We must work with China on issues that relate to the climate crisis, being two of the biggest committers, and we can learn a lot from China in that regard. But we also have to work together for some decisions”
— Ken Moriyasu (@kenmoriyasu) August 5, 2022
Yes, genocide, Communism, and killing millions of people is a bit of a “contradiction.” But hey, we have to work with them on the “climate crisis” and “we can learn a lot from China in that regard.” What is she smoking? China is the worst polluter in the world, and they don’t give a darn about what we say on the matter if she’s deluded enough to think they do. But saying we can learn from genocidal Communists is not the best look here, particularly when they’re threatening to shoot you out of the sky.