House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had her own Jeb Bush moment when she twice asked the audience to clap during her speech honoring Bob Dole at the Capitol on Wednesday.
Pelosi thanked numerous lawmakers for setting up the event honoring Dole, who is receiving a Congressional Gold Medal. Before she moved on, she noted that the audience should have clapped.
“That was an applause line for our sponsors,” Pelosi said.
Moments later, while praising Dole’s career, she chided the audience for once again not clapping.
“That could be an applause line, but I guess not,” she laughed.