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Who 'Dat Landry? Nancy Pelosi Wants to Know

September 13, 2012

This post has been updated | originally published at 4:11 p.m.

Most House Republicans might consider it a badge of honor to have Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., single them out by name for criticism. But perhaps not so much when Pelosi actually claims publicly to not even recognize their name.

"I don't know who that is. Who's that?" asked Pelosi on Thursday during a news conference when asked to respond to calls, including from freshman Rep. Jeff Landry, for President Obama to demand Congress pull aid to Libya and Egypt. Pelosi was informed he was from Louisiana.

Later, she asked reporters whether their sources are telling them Republicans will bring Congress into session in October, or not. One newshound cracked, "I'll ask Jeff Landry." Pelosi responded unimpressed, saying, "I mean, I thought you were talking up here," holding her hand to signify higher ups in the GOP hierarchy.

"Either Mrs. Pelosi has a failing memory or she turns a deaf ear every time a conservative stands to speak. Coming from the lady who didn't know what was in Obamacare until it passed, it is not surprising," Landry said in response.

Landry is running for reelection in a member-on-member race against Charles Boustany.

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