News organizations should be required to put a laugh track behind some of the ridiculous things Nancy Pelosi says and does. In an interview with USA Today, the Speaker of the House spoke about the protests in Washington D.C. on January 6. And boy, was it wild!
According to Pelosi, the “mob” that peacefully trespassed on Capitol grounds “wanted to kill her.” But 86-year-old Pelosi says that if that they had tried, she would have gone full-on ninja master on them.
“That’s what they were setting out to do. Well, I’m pretty tough. I’m a street fighter. They would have had a battle on their hands.”
Her weapon of choice, she says, would have been her four-inch stilettos. “I would have had these,” she says.
While USA Today was willing to publish Pelosi’s claim that protesters wanted to kill Pelosi, the very same publication reported months ago that this wasn’t the case:
Federal authorities said Friday that there is “no direct evidence of kill and capture teams” among the Capitol rioters, walking back claims outlined in court documents that attackers sought to apprehend and “assassinate elected officials.”
Acting D.C. U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin, who is leading the sprawling investigation into the Jan. 6 assault, referenced federal prosecutors’ assertions in the U.S. District Court of Arizona supporting the detention of riot suspect Jacob Anthony Chansley, who was widely photographed in face paint and a horned helmet leading part of the mob.
Democrats have said repeatedly that people were out to kill them, but the evidence has never materialized. What we have seen, though, is that Americans are fed up and want to exercise their right to protest.