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

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiAgainst mounting odds, Biden seeks GOP support for infrastructure plan Charles Booker launches exploratory committee to consider challenge to Rand Paul Top academics slam Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act MORE (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she didn't hear Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanTrump faces test of power with early endorsements Lobbying world Boehner throws support behind Republican who backed Trump impeachment 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."