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Pelosi Tells Reporter Who Asks About Gun Control That She’s ‘Getting Very Angry At The Silliness Of These Questions’

David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had no patience Wednesday afternoon when she chided a reporter from the San Francisco Chronicle for asking a question about gun control.

The California Democratic congresswoman was asked, “Do you have any regrets about not bringing the House back in August to keep the flame lit on gun violence?”

She quickly blamed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for inaction on gun control. (RELATED: Trump: ‘Nervous Nancy’ Pelosi Is A “Nasty, Vindictive, Horrible Person)

“No, absolutely not. We did our job. The Senate was supposed to come back. Why don’t you all get that straight? The Senate did not come back to pass the bill. I’m getting very angry about the silliness of these questions. Lives are at stake. Senator McConnell is standing in the way,” said Pelosi.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks to reporters after the Senate voted to confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the U.S. Capitol October 06, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh to replace retired Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks to reporters after the Senate voted to confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the U.S. Capitol October 06, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Speaker reminded the reporter that House Democrats are ahead of the legislative curve. “We passed our bill in February. Members had events all over the country to ask him to bring up the bill. Don’t ask me what we haven’t done. We have done it.” Before the new Congress was sworn-in, Pelosi announced that gun control would be a priority for Democrats. (RELATED: Pelosi Says Trump ‘Is Goading Us To Impeach Him’)

Pelosi then upbraided the journalist, “And if you are annoyed with my impatience, it’s because people are dying because Senator McConnell hasn’t acted. Why don’t you go ask him if he has any regrets for all the people who died because he hasn’t acted?”

Pelosi has said that a future Democratic president might declare a “national emergency” to promote gun control.