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Several people screamed and shouted at former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during an event this week, which eventually caused her to end her speech and be escorted out of the venue.
A screaming woman who demanded “an end to the Zionist occupation” of Gaza by Israel interrupted the California Democrat as she was speaking at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. However, the Jewish state withdrew all of its forces from that region in 2006.
“Nancy Pelosi, you are complicit in the Israeli crime of genocide!” the protester shouted.
“I’m an Iraqi refugee and I watch your government you represent kill a million of my people! You killed 70,000 Afghans, and now over 30,000 Palestinians have died due to your complicity! We demand an end to the Zionist occupation of Palestine! We demand an end to the 17-year-long brutal siege of Gaza to be lifted! We demand an end! End the occupation now!” the woman hollered.
She continued shouting, “End the occupation now!” as security escorted her out of the venue.
Another protester reportedly shouted during the speech, “I’m a Jewish person, I have ancestors who died in the Holocaust, I was always taught never again for anyone.”
“I want to be loud and clear, it is not anti-Semitic to fight for a free Palestine, to speak out against the multiple genocides that are happening,” the protester added.
NOW: Palestine solidarity activists disrupt Nancy Pelosi’s speech at a political fundraiser, calling out her complicity in the murder of millions Palestinians, Afghans and Iraqis. pic.twitter.com/Sfq1J99Xtc
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Republicans who defended voting to open an impeachment investigation into President Joe Biden used Pelosi’s own words against her earlier this month.
By a party-line vote of 221-212, the Republican-controlled chamber approved the investigation in December, which is looking into whether Biden improperly benefited from his 53-year-old son Hunter Biden’s international business dealings. Hunter Biden had earlier declined an invitation to testify behind closed doors.
The move drew immediate pushback from Democrats, but Washington Examiner columnist Byron York pointed out that just a few years ago, then-House Speaker Pelosi made a similar decision and announced an impeachment inquiry into then-President Donald Trump.
“On October 15, 2019, three weeks after unilaterally declaring an impeachment inquiry, Speaker Pelosi, backed by Adam Schiff, insisted there was no requirement to hold an authorizing vote, and she would not hold an authorizing vote,” he tweeted.
Pelosi recently lost her cool with MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell over Republicans looking to impeach President Biden because of his alleged ties to his son Hunter’s business dealings.
Despite her support for impeachment proceedings against Trump while in office, Pelosi dismissed the idea of impeaching Biden, citing the purported achievements of Biden’s administration.
MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell asked Pelosi, “How do you feel about the push by the House Republicans—many of them—the Speaker certainly, you know, certainly flirted with this idea of impeachment proceedings against President Biden because of unfounded allegations that he was involved with his son Hunter’s businesses?”
Already perturbed, Pelosi tried to dismiss the question, waving her hands and interjecting, “Well, let’s just…” though Mitchell continued.
The host added, “As you well know, you were very cautious about starting impeachment proceedings for the very reason that once you start in a special committee or the judiciary committee, it’s very hard to stop that process.”
Pelosi seemed not to want anything to do with Mitchell’s question. She replied, “With all due respect to your question, this is frivolous; this is a diversionary tactic.”
The Democratic lawmaker then talked about Biden’s economic success, stating, “They just can’t stand the fact we have a job report of over nearly 200,000 jobs today, that unemployment is three-and-a-half percent, that 18 straight months of unemployment are under 4 percent.”
Pelosi added, “We’re talking about 13.4 million jobs created with Joe Biden in the White House and working with the Congressional Democrats.”