Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi left reporters scratching their heads during a bizarre press conference on Thursday; muttering a quiet prayer and staring blankly at reporters after being pressed on new gun legislation making its way through the House.
The House Minority Leader was taking questions from journalists over the federal government’s response to Puerto Rican recovery efforts, when she was asked to comment on “gun legislation,” prompting the Congresswoman to quietly utter, “Oh, God.”
“Madame Leader, I’d like to get your thoughts on some gun legislation moving toward the floor,” said the journalist.
“Oh god,” responded Pelosi. “It’s silencers, it’s the conceal-and-carry, and it’s also…” she said before trailing off. “Piercing, armor-piercing bullets. This is really very dangerous,” she finally concluded.
The legislation Pelosi is referring to a GOP-led initiative in the House of Representatives to loosen gun restrictions across the country. The new bill seeks to ease rules against “gun silencers,” or “suppressors,” and expands carry-permits to states where the license is currently banned.
Watch Pelosi’s bizarre press conference above.