“How dare they!” That is just part of the response given by House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, when asked about Republicans blaming Democrats for the shooting in Virginia. Pelosi was giving what seems like her millionth press conference, when reporters began asking questions about the shooting of her conservative colleagues.
It was unclear who the female reporter works for, but she began questioning Pelosi saying she understood “this is a time for prayers for Scalise and others.” She then asked Pelosi to comment on the possibility that this “incident,” could be used against Democrats or the Democratic party politically. She noted that some Republicans have asserted that the Dems “vitriolic rhetoric” was to blame, at least in part, for the shooting.
Pelosi’s first inclination was to play the victim. “The comments made by my Republican colleagues are outrageous,” Pelosi responded. “Beneath the dignity of the job that they hold.” A laughable response given Pelosi’s repeated attacks on President Trump. “How dare they say such a thing, how dare they,” she added.
Pelosi went on to state that she too has been a victim, receiving threatening phone calls at her home “at all hours of the night.” She alleged that Republicans and their “paid ads” were responsible for…
The day of the shooting, Pelosi stood on the House floor and preached about unity, saying that “she prays” for President Trump-for his presidency and for his safety. However, she was singing a different tune at her press conference. In other words, the real Nancy Pelosi was back. She once again condemned the shooter for the “despicable act” he committed.
But, (you knew that was coming, right?) she posited that Republicans shouldn’t act like they’ve never seen this before. “How sanctimonious and don’t even get me started on the President of the United States,” Pelosi clamored. “In terms of some of the language he has used.”
Was she referring to the truth?
Pelosi spent the last few minutes of the press conference, rambling about being hacked and the countless number of “disgusting” emails she received afterwards. It was literally impossible for her to understand why she received those angry emails. We wonder if the fact she has spent 30 years in Congress doing absolutely nothing for her constituents, had anything to do with it.
Watch her full response: