‘Am I a b***h?’: Nancy Pelosi, 82, mocks Mike Pence on 2020 phone call as he explained COVID response policy – while she does laundry and tidies her bedroom in dressing gown
- The candid moment was filmed in the forthcoming documentary ‘Pelosi in the House’
- During an early 2020 congressional recess, Pelosi listened from home to a phone call where Pence spoke during a coronavirus teleconference
- At one point Pelosi unmuted herself and to offer her own sarcastic input. ‘This has been a useful exchange,’ she said
- She put herself back on mute before asking her daughter, ‘Am I a b***h?’
The candid moment was filmed in the forthcoming documentary ‘Pelosi in the House,’ where the 82-year-old speaker is portrayed glowingly by her filmmaker daughter Alexandra.
During an early 2020 congressional recess, Pelosi listened from home to a phone call where Pence spoke during a coronavirus teleconference. As she listened in on the call the speaker did laundry and tidied her bedroom. Her husband Paul made food in the kitchen.
The couple are both seen in their pajamas in a bedroom at their home as the House Speaker multitasks on the phone.
At one point, Alexandra, 52, asked her mother, ‘What is the point of this call?’
Nancy Pelosi lies down in bed as she listens to then-Vice President Mike Pence on speakerphone with husband Paul Pelosi in the background
The new documentary shows a candid glimpse inside a bedroom at the House Speaker’s home – and a look at the Pelosis in their pajamas
Pelosi grins at the camera as she listens to Mike Pence’s voice on speakerphone
Nancy Pelosi mocks Mike Pence on 2020 phone call as he explained COVID response policy – while she does laundry and tidies her bedroom in dressing gown
The House Speaker can be seen doing her chores opening the microwave in her dressing gown as the coronavirus teleconference continues
Alexandra and Nancy Pelosi pictured together at premiere of documentary
‘They’re checking a box,’ Pelosi responded as she continued on with her chores.
At one point Pelosi unmuted herself and to offer her own sarcastic input. ‘This has been a useful exchange,’ she said, before grilling the vice president on how his administration was tracking the spread of Covid-19. She then signed off with a cheerful ‘Happy Easter!’
She put herself back on mute before asking her daughter, ‘Am I a b***h?’
She’s also caught on camera remarking ‘it’s BS’ as she holds her iPhone on speaker while peering into her microwave in the kitchen.
The film was presented by HBO as an account of ‘history in the making,’ though the film is not a journalistic work given the documentarian’s obvious affection for her mother. The 1 hour, 49 minute work aired at 9 p.m. on Tuesday on HBO.
Weeks ago Pelosi announced in a speech on the House floor that she would step down as leader of the House Democrats next Congress, making way for a new era of younger leadership.
Pelosi goes about her daily chores while she holds her iPhone on speakerphone
Pelosi sits in her kitchen while being filmed by her daughter Alexandra for the new HBO documentary, Pelosi in the House
Alexandra, a TV news producer turned documentarian, said that she never actually told her mother she was making a movie about her life as she captured the footage for the flick.
‘What’s she gonna do, sue her daughter? She’s not gonna sue me,’ Alexandra told Vanity Fair. ‘I hope. I hope.’
Pelosi, a California Democrat, was the first female speaker of the House. Her leadership over House Democrats spanned nearly two decades and other footage in the film shows her working the phones, tallying votes on key legislation and even frantically putting in phone calls to the National Guard and other law enforcement on January 6.
Alexandra Pelosi, second from left, and others who worked on the film attend the premiere of Pelosi In The House at National Archives Museum on December 12, 2022