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Maddow: As A Catholic, Pelosi Invoking Her Faith At Apex Of Confrontation Was "Heart Stopping"

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MSNBC's Rachel Maddow expresses how emotional she was when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invoked her Catholic faith in an argument with journalist James Rosen at a Thursday press conference.

"It was sort of an indelible moment," Maddow said. "And I will say as a Catholic, seeing her invoke her Catholic faith in that moment at the apex of that confrontation was sort of a heart stopping thing."

LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: We are going to begin tonight with yet another amazing thing that Nancy Pelosi has done. And I…and I’m not someone who’s been tracking amazing things done by Nancy Pelosi over the years; but this year, she has had a year. She has really had some moments, and this is one that…that you didn’t have room to include in your hour in that press conference, you know, when she was leaving the room.

RACHEL MADDOW: Oh, yeah!

O’DONNELL: And she did that turn around on a reporter who yelled out something that he should not have yelled out at Nancy Pelosi when she was leaving that room. We’re…we’re going to show that full drama as it plays out. And…and I’m once again just stunned by how she handled it. It’s…it’s an unscripted moment, so, it…it’s…she had no idea it was coming. It was like that moment in the White House when she stood up to President Trump in the cabinet room; unscripted moment. It was provoked by the situation. And it…and it…it’s just something that…it feels like only she can do this.

MADDOW: Yes, and it was sort of an indelible moment. And I will say as a Catholic, seeing her invoke her Catholic faith in that moment at the apex of that confrontation was sort of a heart stopping thing.


(Transcript via NewsBusters)



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