Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appeared on Hillary Clinton’s podcast “You and Me Both,” and talked about the January 6 protest at Capitol Hill. She declared that lawmakers “can’t move on” because members were “traumatized” by what happened.
Kind of like citizens and business owners were traumatized as BLM burned down businesses across the country for seven long months, Nancy? That’s none of my business though.
“I think everyone listening knows what happened on January 6, when the United States Capitol was attacked by a group of seditionist, insurrectionist traitors,” Clinton began, and then asked Pelosi how she’s “holding up.”
“I’m sad. I’m deeply sad, because here it is, the Capitol, this symbol of democracy to the world, being overrun by people who are being incited by a person who is not speaking truth,” Pelosi replied, “Everybody said, ‘Well, we’ve got to move on.’ No, we can’t move on. We can’t move on. We will move on, but we have to take stock of what this is.”
She continued, “But it wasn’t about me, because I had security; it was about my members. And they were traumatized by it. Some were on the floor; some were in the Gallery watching. Because of COVID we had to have our distancing, and those up there had to go under their seats for a long time. And then they had to do a belly crawl across the Gallery so that they could have a safe egress from the Chamber, because if they had gone out the door they were nearest to, the protestors were there. They were there, and they were out to harm people.”
“And just the image of these members elected to represent Americans crawling on their bellies to escape the House Chamber is just beyond outraging,” Clinton commented.
Funnily enough, if you go back and find some of the photos, I remember seeing ones where there were guns drawn on protestors as lawmakers stood in around and talked casually with no look of fear whatsoever.
I am not saying that what happened at the Capitol was okay, but I am saying they are making a mountain out of a molehill.
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