From NBC's Mike Viqueira
Nancy Pelosi let it slip today that during last night's contretemps in the House chamber the parliamentarian handed her a list of options available to her as the presiding officer should the situation escalate. Pelosi would not get into specifics.
In response to a follow-up e-mail, an aide to Pelosi explains, "The option presented to her was to gavel the Chamber to order since she was the presiding officer. The Speaker deemed the action unnecessary."
She spoke on camera at her weekly session with Capitol reporters.
Pelosi, perhaps following the political maxim that holds when an opponent is heading off the side of the cliff you simply stand aside, says that while the episode was "unfortunate," it is time to "move along."