Pelosi said to reporters at her press briefing Thursday, “Don Johnson… was his first name Don?”
“‘Senator’ let me call him… not ‘Miami Vice’ or anything like that,” she added with laughter after reporters told her it is “Ron.”
The House speaker then said, “Ron Johnson seems to be taking the lead on what the scope would be of how we look at protecting our country from domestic terrorism.”
It is unclear if Pelosi intentionally meant to call Johnson by “Don” or if it was an accident.
Watch the video below:
House Speaker Pelosi accidentally calls Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) “Don Johnson” of Miami Vice.— The Recount (@therecount) February 25, 2021
Pelosi says Johnson “seems to be taking the lead” on Republican response to January 6 insurrection. pic.twitter.com/c7YDtdonDV
The moment, however, quickly caught attention on social media, including from actor Chris Redd who acts in the TV show “Kenan” with Don Johnson:
Nancy Pelosi, in her weekly press conference, just said "Is it Don Johnson, what's his name, Ron, Don?" about Senator Ron "Russian" Johnson. "Oh so he's not Miami Vice..?" with a chuckle.— Sarah Stierch (@Sarah_Stierch) February 25, 2021
I needed some Nancy P. shade this morning, big time.
Let's be clear that taking cues from Don Johnson would be amazing too. https://t.co/OnNmeJLAeP— Olivier Knox (@OKnox) February 25, 2021
Pelosi calls Ron Johnson "Don Johnson." She is quickly corrected.— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) February 25, 2021
"Not Miami Vice or anything like that," she says pic.twitter.com/cvdurdXUTK
During Thursday’s press briefing, Pelosi was asked if the House of Representatives will seek any other punishments for former President Donald Trump following his acquittal in the Senate, as IJR reported.
“He’s gone,” she said. “What we need is the truth and that’s what we want to find out, the truth about what is happening in our country to enable something like this to be acceptable to the Republican party.”