Pelosi shuts down reporter for concern trolling about Democrats ‘over-reaching’ with Trump investigations
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Photo: Screen capture)

On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held a press conference to address the controversy over comments made by junior Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) that some have perceived as anti-Semitic.

Pelosi also answered reporters' questions about the President's emergency declaration--noting that it's an abuse of executive power and in breach of the Constitution--as well as the investigations Democrats have launched into possible crimes committed by the Trump administration.

Asked if Democrats were "over-reaching" in their Trump probes, Pelosi retorted that they were doing their job.

"It's our constitutional responsibility to have oversight over the executive branch," Pelosi said.

"If we were to not exercise oversight over the executive branch, we would be delinquent in our duties."