Nancy Pelosi Tries to Own Her 'Crumbs' Gaffe: 'I’ll Repeat That'
Since making her initial “crumbs” remark, Republicans have hit back, saying it highlights just how much out of touch some politicians are with the rest of America. The Republican National Committee recently sent crumb cakes to Democratic candidates for Valentine's Day.
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) has come up with a bill named the “Creating Relief and Useful Middle-Class Benefits and Savings,” or the “CRUMBS” Act, which would make the bonuses people have received because of tax reform, up to $2,500, tax-free.
“Americans are receiving thousands of dollars in bonuses and more money in their paychecks thanks to President Trump's tax reform, but out-of-touch Democratic leaders believe they only amount to crumbs,” Rokita said in a statement.
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“How much are you worth, Nancy?” a woman yelled over Pelosi’s screed.
“No, we’re not talking about that,” Pelosi shot back. “I’m a mother of five, I can speak louder than anybody.”
It should be noted that Pelosi is one of the wealthiest members of Congress and the wealthiest female member. (RELATED: Pelosi Proves She Wants To Pay As Little As Possible In Taxes)
She and her husband have a combined net worth in excess of $100 million.
She has habitually referred to the $1,000 bonuses some American workers have received in response to the tax cuts as “crumbs.”