Nancy Pelosi Uses Transfer of Power Remarks to Defend Her Record as Speaker of the House – Video 1/5/11

Here is video of outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivering her seemingly never-ending exit speech as she prepared to hand the gavel over to new House Speaker John Boehner. Pelosi seemed to use her remarks to boast about what she considered her accomplishments, sounding much more like a campaign speech than a graceful stepping aside. Eventually, she got around to John Boehner, praising him as a “skilled legislator” and a servant of the people, and then handed him the gavel as Speaker of the House.

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