Nancy Pelosi told the media today that she hopes recovering Rep. Steve Scalise, who was shot in June by a Bernie Sanders supporter at a suburban D.C. baseball field, that he doesn’t return too soon.
The House Minority Leader said she spoke to Scalise on Thursday morning, “who sounds wonderful.”
But then she made the pleasant moment awkward when she supposedly told him not to come back anytime soon.
“I told him about our prayers for him, our hopes for his recovery, but not sooner than he really is recovered, not to come back any sooner,” Pelosi said.
Previously, Pelosi mistakenly referred to Scalise as deceased.
The House Minority Leader was addressing reporters in June when she began referring to the “death” of Scalise, before catching herself.
“Our hearts are broken over the assault that was made, really on all of us,” Pelosi said, referring to the left-wing activists rampage against Republican members of Congress and their staffers during a baseball practice on Wednesday.
“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.
Scalise’s prognosis appears to have become more unclear, according to President Trump’s statement on Thursday.
“It’s been much more difficult than people even thought at the time,” Trump said at the White House.
“He’s in some trouble, but he’s a great fighter and he’s going to be okay, we hope.”
(First reported by The American Mirror)http://www.theamericanmirror.com/awkward-pelosi-tells-scalise-not-hurry-back-congress/ (July 20, 2017)
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