Former house speaker Nancy Pelosi recently sat down for an interview with Bill Maher in which they discussed the upcoming mid-term elections. Based on Pelosi’s choice of words, it sounds like the Democratic Party is expecting big losses.

Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller has the details:

Nancy Pelosi: Civilization ‘In Jeopardy’ If GOP Takes Senate

On the one hand, California U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi claims that Democrats are not “fear-mongers;” on the other hand, she believes civilization is doomed if Republicans take control of the Senate from Democrats in November.

The former speaker of the House made those dramatic, incongruous statements on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” which aired live from Washington, D.C. Friday.

Maher asked Pelosi about recent polling which shows that the GOP is likely to take over the upper chamber and asked, given gridlock in Washingon, why it matters that Democrats keep control.

“It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate,” Pelosi told Maher. “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.”

Here’s the video:

Bryan Preston of the PJ Tatler thinks Pelosi might be insane:

Pelosi says this at a time when the Islamic State really does threaten civilization, Putin really does threaten Europe, and let’s not forget Iran and its nuclear ambitions. And the president she supports isn’t doing anything effective against any of it.

Those things really do threaten civilization. Republicans taking the Senate…nah. It’s happened before, and the republic still stands.