Nancy Pelosi Confuses Constitution With Declaration of Independence
8:24 AM, Sep 24, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
Speaking last Wednesday at the Center for American Progress (CAP), Democratic Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi became a little confused at one point, stumbling over her words and flipping through her notes while referencing one of the founding documents of the United States. Rep. Pelosi was recalling an early women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls, New York 165 years ago.
The full video is posted on CAP's website, but here is a clip of her remarks:
It is of course the Declaration of Independence and not the Constitution that contains the reference to self-evident truths:
The website of Rep. Pelosi includes a transcript of the speech that was edited to correct Pelosi's error:
Pelosi went on to name three priorities that she and those in her audience at CAP want Congress and the president to address: paycheck fairness, including raising the minimum wage; paid leave to care for sick family members via the Healthy Families Act; and universal child care.
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