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Pelosi jokes: I'm too busy to debate Perry, but 'can't remember' why

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) mocked Rick Perry’s suggestion that she debate him about his idea for a part-time Congress.

“He did ask if I could debate here in Washington on Monday — it is my understanding that such a letter has come in. Monday, I’m going to be in Portland in the morning, visiting some of our labs in California in the afternoon, that’s two … I can’t remember what the third thing is,” she said at her Thursday morning news conference to laughter.

Perry has called for a part-time “citizen legislature” rather than a full-time Congress, and in a letter to Pelosi’s office asked her to debate him on the issue next week, when he’ll be in Washington.

In response, Pelosi poked fun at Perry’s debate performance last week, when he couldn’t remember the name of the third government agency he wants to close.