Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made it clear Wednesday evening exactly what she thinks about how Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is running things in the lower chamber of Congress, and the hand gesture she used to express herself set off laughter on social media.
Speaking with Anderson Cooper, Pelosi noted that the only reason McCarthy agreed to open an impeachment inquiry aimed at President Joe Biden is because he is so terrified of losing the Speaker’s gavel that he has given into every demand made of him by GOP extremists.
Cooper asked if that doesn’t put McCarthy in what can best be called an “impossible situation.”
As she made the comment, Pelosi also made a gesture with her hand that suggested either something being crushed or shriveling up, much like the so-called speakership of Kevin McCarthy.
Cooper: Is it an impossible situation that McCarthy has put himself in?
Pelosi: *hand gesture* Yeah. I think it’s an incredibly shrinking speakership. pic.twitter.com/PrBQt7R82m
— Acyn (@Acyn) September 14, 2023
It didn’t take long for Twitter users to express their delight.
That smirk after the hand gesture is everything.
— Darrin Hall (@DarrinHall15) September 14, 2023
Pelosi: *gestures the grabbing and pulling of very tiny balls* Yeah. I think it's an incredibly shrinking speakership.
— KevinlyFather 🇺🇲🇨🇦🇲🇼🇸🇿 (@KevinlyFather) September 14, 2023
Nancy has a “way” with communicating with her hands! 😂 🥜
— Rocky Resistor🇺🇸😎🇺🇦 (@RockyResistor) September 14, 2023
— Sean Herrala (@seanherrala) September 14, 2023
— CHAACHA OF BASEBALL 🇧🇩🇵🇹 (@AshChaach) September 14, 2023
Here’s the full Cooper-Pelosi interview: