“This president has been so respectful, given so much time to the Republicans and their views to the point that one time, in one of our meetings, I said to the president, ‘Mr. President, I’m busy. And I don’t have any more time for this. You have to be the busiest person in the world. If and when they come up with a new idea, why don’t we just call you back into the room,’” Pelosi told reporters at a news conference.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.