Flashback: ABC Anchor Cheered Pelosi ‘Taking Care of the Children And the Country’

The last time Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the House, in January of 2007, ABC anchor Charles Gibson showed video of her on the House floor holding her infant grandchild “while giving directions on how events were to proceed.” Gibson hailed: “It seemed the ultimate in multitasking: Taking care of the children, and the country.”

 

 

Gibson opened ABC’s World News on Thursday, January 4, 2007:

“For the first time in the 218-year history of the Congress, a woman was voted by her colleagues to be Speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosi, Democrat from California, took the gavel. But in a picture perhaps even more symbolic, the new Speaker was on the floor for a time, holding her 6-year-old [6-month-old] grandson, all the while giving directions on how events were to proceed. It seemed the ultimate in multitasking: Taking care of the children, and the country.”

 

 

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