While Republicans are calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to get Alexandria “Ted Cruz Tried to Have Me Killed” Ocasio-Cortez under control, Pelosi made it abundantly clear on Thursday that she’s just as deranged as the Squad leader. In her weekly press conference, Pelosi said that additional security measures may be necessary in the capitol to protect her Democratic caucus from dangerous lawmakers on the other side of the aisle.
Pelosi said that she’d received a letter from more than 30 House Dems who say they want to use their congressional allowances to give themselves additional security in their home districts.
“I do believe, and I have said this all along, we will probably need a supplemental budget for more security for members when the enemy is within the House of Representatives – a threat that members are concerned about in addition to what is happening outside,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi said the increase in security can be blamed on (of course) Donald Trump
“It shouldn’t be that not only is the president of the United States inciting an insurrection, but keeps fanning the flame endangering the security of members of Congress to the point that they’re even concerned about members in the House of Representatives being a danger to them,” she said, failing to explain how Trump – mostly silent since the inauguration – has been fanning the flames.
Asked by a reporter to elaborate on the enemy being “inside,” Pelosi explained that some Republican members of the House were putting others in danger with their desire to carry firearms onto the House floor.
“It means that we have members of Congress that want to bring guns on the floor and have threatened violence on other members of Congress,” Pelosi said.
Yes, we’re sure that Republicans like Lauren Boebert want to bring guns into the chamber so that they can whip them out when disagreements get heated. We don’t believe for a second that Pelosi actually believes this. Boebert and others are making a point about the First Amendment (A) and reacting to the dangerous siege of the building on January 6th (when Capitol security did…well, not much…to protect the grounds).
But this is where we are today. This is Pelosi bending over backwards to avoid calling AOC out as an extremist moron who actually thinks that Republicans are putting her life in danger. Maybe when this farce of an impeachment trial is over, House Democrats can get over their baseless fears and stop pandering to the public for sympathy.