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Pelosi: Can't Attend NFL Playoff Game Because I Have Responsibility To "Save Our Country From Peril"

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said she will be unable to attend Saturday's NFL playoff game between her San Francisco 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings because she is saving the country from peril.

"It would be my intention to go," Pelosi said to a reporter. "I went to the one game in San Francisco. We watched all together the second game in Seattle. I have, unfortunately, responsibilities to save our country from peril this weekend."

REPORTER: Are you going to the Niners game?

PELOSI: It would be my intention to go. I went to the one game in San Francisco. We watched all together the second game in Seattle. I have, unfortunately, responsibilities to save our country from peril this weekend.

(LAUGHTER)

So I have one of my Democratic -- wearing my hat of a political leader this weekend, so my family will enjoy our season tickets for the 49ers game. And then next week, well, get one day at a time and we'll see what that--

REPORTER: Baltimore or San Francisco?

PELOSI: Well, we had the Baltimore and San Francisco Super Bowl. And that was hard because I had been rooting for both teams all along, right, and again, going to the 49ers games and watching the Baltimore games on TV right there at the stadium. So what happens when they both go in? Nobody was in a more difficult situation than I than the mother of the coaches, brothers coaching the teams. And then you saw what happened at that game.

But the Dalessandro's from Baltimore came all dressed in purple and that Pelosi's from San Francisco all came in red and we had a lovely family reunion. Now this time, I hope that it will get a similar result, that we have both teams. I already, because of Mike, shall we say, response abilities to run the house for the Democrats and hopefully the electoral college for the American people, I was scheduled to be in Florida that weekend. So I'm all set. I'm all set.



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