House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave some extremely vague answers when asked to name the biggest accomplishment of 2020 presidential contender Beto O'Rourke.
The former Democratic Texas representative announced his official run for president on Thursday.
What did she say?
During a Thursday news conference in the House of Representatives, NBC News' Kasie Hunt asked about O'Rourke's "signature accomplishment" as a representative.
"Beto O'Rourke announced today that he is running for president," Hunt said. "What, in your view, was Beto O'Rourke's signature accomplishment as a member of the House?"
Pelosi seemed to fumble for words and proceeded to give a very vague answer punctuated with positive adjectives.
"Beto brought vitality to Congress," she began. "When he came, he came as a real champion for the environment."
She added, "He got a great deal of support from the environmental community in his district. He won a primary on that subject."
Pelosi went on to point out that O'Rourke was not just a member of the Armed Services Committee, but a strong member of the Armed Services Committee.
"And, also, he was a member of the Armed Services Committee, a strong member of the Armed Services Committee, which is very important for his district," Pelosi added. "In persevering our planet and protecting our people, they're at least two areas in addition to his vitality in so many different ways."
Michael Ahrens, communications director for the GOP, caught the moment and shared it on his Twitter page.
He wrote, "Nancy Pelosi was asked what Beto's 'signature accomplishment' was in Congress."
"She couldn't name anything specific," Ahrens added. "Why? Because he only passed one bill: naming a courthouse."
Ahrens was, of course, referring to H.R. 5873, a bill that "[designate] the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 511 East San Antonio Avenue in El Paso, Texas, as the 'R.E. Thomason Federal Building and United States Courthouse.'"
You can read more about the compelling bill here.
Nancy Pelosi was asked what Beto's "signature accomplishment" was in Congress. She couldn't name anything specific… https://t.co/DBKkbs7i0V— Michael Ahrens (@Michael Ahrens)1552577977.0