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Nancy Pelosi actually denounced violent protesters!
Sure, she’s a bit late to the party, but she got there eventually.
I wonder if this has anything to do with that election thing happening in November.
Pelosi made this statement on the House floor on Thursday:
“We support peaceful demonstrations. We participate in them. They are part of the essence of our democracy. That does not include looting, starting fires, or rioting. They should be prosecuted. That is lawlessness.”
NTD has more on Pelosi's sudden desire to finally denounce violent protesters:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called for the prosecution of looters and rioters in the wake of months of violence across the United States.
“We support peaceful demonstrations. We participate in them. They are part of the essence of our democracy. That does not include looting, starting fires, or rioting. They should be prosecuted. That is lawlessness,” Pelosi said on the House floor on Thursday.
Pelosi’s comment comes as polls continue to show significant decline in support for Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the calls to “defund the police” after months of riots, arson incidents, violence, and looting following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.
About a month after Floyd’s death, Pelosi called on House Democrats to push a far-reaching police overhaul bill. The measure sought to change police procedures, and President Donald Trump said he would veto the bill.
Meanwhile, Trump has attempted to cast himself as the “law and order” candidate while decrying the unrest and rioting in some cities, while blaming Democratic mayors of cities for allowing the violence to continue. Democrats like Pelosi and presidential nominee Joe Biden have tried, in recent days, to distance themselves from the unrest by saying they don’t support riots.
Nervous Nancy sure sounds defensive here.
Is she trying to convince us that she's not full of it, or herself?
As Trey Gowdy told Fox News, Pelosi took her time in condemning the violence:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned violent protesters from the House floor Thursday -- but it only took "10,000 arrests, $2 billion in property damage and a couple of cops fighting for their lives to finally figure out that the numbers weren’t on her side," said former House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy.
"You can be 100% behind law and order and law enforcement, or you can be, in her case, 100 days behind them," Gowdy told "The Story."
"It's been about 100 days. In that time, she had time to compare cops to stormtroopers. She had time to call [House Minority Leadaer] Kevin McCarthy the 'enemy of the state.' She had time to get her hair done ...," Gowdy went on, "but she had no time to defend law enforcement until the polls started tightening."
Pelosi and other Democrats shifted their position on the issue in recent days as Attorney General Bill Barr ramps up efforts to criminally prosecute rioters.
"We support peaceful demonstrations," Pelosi said Thursday. "We participate in them. They are part of the essence of our democracy."
But she said, "That does not include looting, starting fires, or rioting. They should be prosecuted. That is lawlessness."