Pelosi mocks Perry’s debate request
Perry had written to Pelosi that he would be visiting Washington on Monday and “would love to engage you in a public debate about my Overhaul Washington plan versus the congressional status quo.”
“I think it would be a tremendous service to the American public to see a public airing of those differences,” he wrote in the letter, dated Wednesday. “Let the people decide.”
The jab from Pelosi — a reference to the GOP presidential hopeful’s inability during a debate last week to remember which three federal agencies he’d like to eliminate — comes days after another top House Democrat, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.), similarly mocked the Texas governor.