Shocked Congressional leaders could only flee in panic after Senate Minority Leader (D., Calif.) Nancy Pelosi became enraged during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington, DC.
.@Nancypelosi has appeared distressed in body language and facial expressions for extended time during this speech.
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) March 3, 2015
Sources reveal Pelosi’s anger grew slowly by slowly throughout the speech, much like a kettle of water being watched. Every time Netanyahu made a remark, a glowering Pelosi refused to give any applause. As soon as the speech ended, Pelosi let out a primal shriek and tore out of the chamber.
As Pelosi’s abilities of verbal communication quickly diminished in her primal state, she said of John Boehner “It is out of the ordinary that the speaker would decide that he would be inviting people to a joint session without any bipartisan consultation!”
Commentators could only look on and not expect the full magnitude of Pelosi’s boiling rage.
Nancy Pelosi looks ENRAGED on the House floor. She shook her head and covered her eyes at one point.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) March 3, 2015
— Capital Journal (@WSJPolitics) March 3, 2015
Pelosi physically throws up her hands, shakes her head and refuses to stand as Netanyahu lambasts Obama's negotiating position with #Iran.
— Michael Wilner (@mawilner) March 3, 2015
Pelosi joined in final applause for Netanyahu only briefly. She stopped clapping long before everyone else. Not hiding her irritation.
— Cristina Marcos (@cimarcos) March 3, 2015
.@USRepDavidJolly says an "angry" Pelosi walked past him and a couple other members and dismissed speech as "horrible" and "insulting."
— Alex Leary (@learyreports) March 3, 2015
After calming down after her rage through the chamber doors and through DC, Pelosi confirms she ‘was in tears’ due to her anger over Netanyahu’s visit to Washington.
Pelosi: "I was near tears" in Bibi speech, "saddened" by insult to US intel in Iran talks & "condescension" re: US awareness of Iran threat.
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) March 3, 2015
It is hard to estimate the damage done by Pelosi’s fit of rage, but we can estimate it has cost more strain on the relationship between the US and Israel.