Pelosi says she was 'busy doing other things' during Ryan farewell speech

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSenate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House Pelosi: Congress will receive election security briefing in July Trump says he spoke to Pelosi, McConnell on border package MORE (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she didn't hear Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanBooker prepping for first 2020 debate with bicep curls Democratic debates: What the top candidates need to do Paul Ryan praises Trump: 'He's not taking any crap' MORE's (R-Wis.) farewell speech on Wednesday because she "was busy doing other things."

“This may come as a shock to you, but I was busy doing other things at the time. I wish him well as he goes forward," she said when asked at a news conference what she made of Ryan's remarks.

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"I did not really have a chance to go to the speech and hear what he had to say, but I wish him and his family season’s greetings and best wishes for a wonderful future," Pelosi added.

Pelosi will likely be elected the next Speaker after the new Congress takes office in January. 

Ryan, who is retiring at the end of the year, gave his farewell address on Wednesday from the Library of Congress.

During his address, Ryan said that the country's problems are solvable if "politics will allow it."

"Our complex problems are solvable," Ryan said. "That is to say, our problems are solvable if our politics will allow it."