Oops: Pelosi Forgets She Doesn’t Hold the Gavel Any More

By Susan Jones | November 14, 2012 | 10:39 AM EST

(CNSNews.com) – Hailing the “record number of women” elected to the U.S. Congress last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told a news conference Wednesday, "As you look forward, understand that you are looking into the future – the future of the empowerment of women in America."

Standing with her "sisters," Pelosi noted, "I said yesterday, we do not have the majority—but we have the gavel. (Pause) Excuse me. We don’t have the gavel.”(Laughter) “We don’t have – we have our own gavel!,” she said.

“We have something more important. We have unity.  We do not have the gavel. We do not have the majority. But we have unity.”

Pelosi said this is the first time a parliamentary body has had a caucus "with a majority of women and minorities as its strength. And we’re very, very proud of that.”