REPORT: Pelosi honored, and mocked, in tributes on her 80th birthday

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BY TEAM DML / MARCH 26, 2020 /

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) turned 80 years old on Thursday.

Born in Baltimore on March 26, 1940, Pelosi has served in Congress since 1987.

The Washington Free Beacon published a comical “Happy Birthday” article in honor of Pelosi on Thursday afternoon, and mockingly posted it under the “Satire” category. The birthday article, written by Andrew Stiles, reads:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) celebrated her 80th birthday on Thursday as the American people continue to await House action on the Senate-passed $2 trillion coronavirus relief package. Most would agree that she doesn’t look a day older than 79.

Born in 1940, more than a year before the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, the left-wing Democrat has enjoyed one of the most successful female political careers in American history, at least in terms of longevity. She is even older than the two remaining Democratic presidential candidatesโ€”former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.)โ€”both of whom would turn 80 during their first term in office, if elected.

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Pelosi’s successful transition to octogenarian status means she has officially entered the age demographic most at risk of serious illness and death due to the coronavirus. The China Center for Disease Control has observed a fatality rate of nearly 15 percent among coronavirus patients over the age of 80.

Happy Birthday!

Former Obama advisor Valerie Jarret tweeted Thursday morning, “Happy 80th birthday, @SpeakerPelosi ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ
I cannot imagine where our country would be without you๐Ÿ”ฅ!!”

California Governor Gavin Newsom and his wife both paid tribute to Pelosi for her birthday. Gov. Newsom wrote, “Eternally grateful for your leadership and mentorship — especially during these trying times. Happy birthday, @SpeakerPelosi.”

Jennifer Newsom tweeted, “Happy birthday
@speakerpelosi. We are so grateful to have you representing us in these unsettling times. Thank you for your steadfast leadership and unwavering commitment to what is right. You make CA so proud.”

Sen. Kamala Harris tweeted, “Couldn’t let the day pass by without wishing a happy birthday to my fellow Californian and our fearless leader, @SpeakerPelosi. Thank you for holding this administration accountable at every turn and tirelessly working for the people. Iโ€™m glad to be by your side in this fight.”

Rep. Adam Schiff also remembered Pelosi on her 80th birthday, tweeting, “Nancy Pelosi is fond of saying “the times have found us.” Again and again, the times have found her, to the benefit our great nation. Happy 80th birthday, Madam Speaker!”

Rep. Pramila Jayapal wrote, “Happy birthday, @SpeakerPelosi! Proud to fight by your side on an agenda that works #ForThePeople, now during this crisis and all the time.”

Republican senator Chuck Grassley tweeted, “Happy bday @SpeakerPelosi We often disagree but I admire your commitment 2public service &willingness to wrk w me on issues like USMCA+lowering Rx drug prices Cooperation btwn us is what itll take to get drug prices lowered Working 2gether across party lines is esp important now.”

Actress Sharon Stone said, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPEAKER PELOSI, I am so proud of your strength, wisdom and courage. Please know that there is a world of little girls out there whoโ€™s lives you are changing every day.”

Former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards wrote, “Our @SpeakerPelosi is spending her 80th birthday today fighting for working families and is championing an agreement that works for all Americans struggling during the #coronavirus pandemic. May we all be such effective leaders by 80.”

Pelosi’s daughter, Christine, also remembered her mom’s birthday in multiple Twitter posts:

Several media outlets also recognized the Speaker’s birthday:

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1 Comment

  1. Douglas Schmitt March 27th, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Should have retired 20 yrs ago.


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