Did she really forget what she said or is this just playing politics?
The Congressional hearing on Monday where you didn’t hear Attorney General Bill Barr’s testimony as much as you heard Democrats lecturing him was quite…something.
In the midst of it, however, there was a moment where Rep. Doug Collins(R-GA) asked AG Barr if he thought that Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi(D-CA)–the Speaker of the House–calling federal police officers “stormtroopers” was fan
Here’s the transcript from the video:
COLLINS: The stormtrooper comments by the Speaker of the House–and we know that that is a direct reference to the paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party…don’t you think it encourages the violence that we’re seeing? Don’t you think that it encourages the participation against the police?
BARR: I think that’s possible and I think it’s irresponsible to call these federal law enforcement officers “stormtroopers.”
Speaker Pelosi nearly cracked her face with the fake smile she sported on MSNBC when host Ari Melber asked her about the “stormtrooper” comment. She then tried to backpedal saying that she didn’t actually call federal law enforcement officers “stormtroopers” but that they acted like stormtroopers.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 28, 2020
Is that so?
Well, we’ve got receipts.
Here is Speaker Pelosi’s tweet from July 17 where she says that there are “unidentified stormtroopers” in “unmarked cars” who are “kidnapping protesters and causing severe injuries in response to graffiti.”
Is she saying that they are “acting like stormtroopers” in that tweet? It doesn’t look that way. It looks like she’s calling them stormtroopers.
After the above tweet, the CBP Commissioner was pretty clear that he was not a fan of Pelosi’s language describing federal law enforcement officers.
ClashDaily covered that here:
Now, let’s flash forward to the July 23, 2020 presser Speaker Pelosi held with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer(D-NY).
The caption in the YouTube description box begins this way (Emphasis added):
(23 Jul 2020) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are denouncing President Donald Trump’s decision to put federal agents in Portland. “The use of storm troopers under the guise of law and order is a tactic that is not appropriate to our country in any way,” said Pelosi Thursday during a joint press conference.
Watch her call federal agents “stormtroopers” with the press in attendance:
To have the Speaker of the House speak that way of federal officers is just so appalling.
On Friday, the Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf said on Fox News that the Speaker’s words were “disgusting” and “an assault” on law enforcement officers in general. He goes on…
— America's Newsroom (@AmericaNewsroom) July 24, 2020
We shouldn’t be surprised that Nutty Nancy is spouting off–it’s kind of a thing that she does.
Speaker Pelosi isn’t disciplined with her language at all. In the same interview with Melber, Pelosi called AG Barr a “blob” and said that he acted like a “henchman” for President Trump.
— The Beat with Ari Melber on MSNBC 📺 (@TheBeatWithAri) July 28, 2020
Well, that doesn’t seem very nice, now does it?
But this is the tolerant left for you. If you’re wondering why the average leftist is so nasty, just look at their leadership–Nancy calls the Attorney General of the United States a “blob” and a “henchman” and our federal law enforcement officers “stormtroopers.”
But it’s the Republicans that are being terrible people.
The Democrats keep yelling that there is no “bipartisanship” with the man who was known for The Art of the Deal. Maybe if the Democrats were less intransigent and hostile, we could get somewhere, hmmm?