Alabama Rep. Bobby Bright, a Blue Dog Democrat, was asked whether he would vote for Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker at a political event on Saturday. He replied that a vote for House Speaker was a long way off.
Bright "joked that Pelosi might lose her own election, decide not to run for the speaker's job or otherwise not be available," reported the Montgomery Advertiser.
The Advertiser's reporter, Cosby Woodruff, told The Plum Line's Greg Sargent that Bright said, "heck, she might even get sick and die."
According to Woodruff's original report the remark "drew laughter from the crowd."