As Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was unveiling the Affordable Health Care for America Act Thursday morning on the steps of the Capitol, someone started apparently heckling her through a loudspeaker.
With Democratic members of the House of Representatives standing in rows behind her, Pelosi had just stated, “Today, we are about to deliver on the promise of making affordable, quality health care available for all Americans, laying the foundation for a brighter future for generatrions to come.”
At that point, muffled sounds coming from a distance interrupted her words. Although the identity of the heckler or even what they were saying wasn’t clear, Pelosi had no hesitation in responding.
“Thank you, insurance companies of America!!” she announced loudly, as the members of Congress behind her laughed appreciatively.
This video is from CNN’s Newsroom, broadcast Oct. 29, 2009.
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