Commenting on the public’s current low opinion of Congress, Pelosi said “Congress has always been a mockery since the beginning of our country”:
“Congress has always -- let`s put this in perspective -- Congress has always been a mockery since the beginning of our country and if you looked at the history of it, they`ve always been fighting over one thing or another. When Speaker Polk, one of the only speakers, I think, to become President of the United States…”
“He -- he -- he said "This place is so out of order then I`m not going to recognize anybody."
Pelosi then said that shunning “civility” in Congressional debate is “a tactic by obstructionists”: