Failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton compared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Queen Elizabeth II during an appearance Sunday on CNN.
The comparison came as thousands of Brits lined the streets in mourning as the late Queen embarked on her final journey Sunday, with her casket departing Balmoral Castle and traveling to Edinburgh, where she’ll lie in rest until Tuesday, before moving to London — after a state funeral on Monday, Queen Elizabeth will be laid to rest alongside her late husband, Prince Philip, at Windsor Castle.
Clinton’s reference to Pelosi came after she commented on Her Majesty’s passing.
“I heard an interesting statistic, which is that nine out of ten people alive in the world today were born after she became queen,” Clinton told CNN host Dana Bash. “So she not only lived through this period, but, you know, 90 percent of the people in the world had her as a symbol of a strong stalwart woman leader. And, yes, as she herself would say, she didn’t have the powers that the first Queen Elizabeth did, she had the role of continuity and all of the presidents, all of the prime ministers, everyone that she met I think saw that twinkle in her eye, and maybe we’re lucky enough to exchange pleasantries that went beyond just the official greetings.”
“And that’s how I felt,” she continued, turning the focus on herself. “I felt very fortunate to see her in different settings over the time that I knew her as first lady and then secretary of state.”
After plugging Clinton’s new show on Apple TV+, “Gutsy,” Bash then asked, “Who do you think the gutsiest people in U.S. politics are right now?”
“I think Nancy Pelosi is the gutsiest woman in politics right now because she has shown through all kinds of turmoil and challenge, what it means to, somewhat like the queen, to be drawing an analogy here, get up every day, put on those high heels she wears, suit up, to fight for the values and ideals that she strongly believes in,” Clinton replied.
.@HillaryClinton: “Nancy Pelosi is the gutsiest woman in politics right now, because she has shown through all kinds of turmoil and challenge what it means to […] get up every day […] to fight for the values and ideals that she strongly believes in.” pic.twitter.com/2AHqwB9b1e
— The Hill (@thehill) September 11, 2022
Adding insult to injury, she would then add Vice President Kamala Harris to the mix.
“And, of course, our Vice President Kamala Harris is someone who is breaking totally new ground,” the former secretary of state said. “And I know that’s not easy, having done a little of that myself. And she’s doing it with, you know, good humor and a smile on her face despite the challenges that come with the role.”
Interestingly, there seemed to be a common theme online when it comes to “the values and ideals” that Pelosi strongly believes in… here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
Her values on the dollar.
— 🇺🇸 THE OUTCAST 🇺🇦 (@BADASSBROAD7) September 12, 2022
I would hardly call keeping your bank account full a value.
— James McNulty (@McNultyWriter) September 12, 2022
Like insider trading?
— Lisa (@lisa75870502) September 12, 2022
🤣🤣 how’s her stock portfolio doing?
— Kevind4444 (@KevinDuval4444) September 11, 2022
Those values and ideas of course being money and personal wealth
— Freakyweakywoo (@Freakyweakywoo) September 11, 2022
Nancy Pelosi is the most prolific insider trader in the U.S. Congress
— That Nerd Leftist (@NerdLeftist) September 12, 2022
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