Earlier this week we reported that House Spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had called her Republican counterparts an “enemy in the house”. Now former MP Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is in favor of letting Pelosi know she thinks this is inappropriate.
Pelosi attacks Republicans
Using their weekly press conference on Thursday to shame Republicans, Pelosi said, “I believe, and I have been saying this all along, that we will likely need a member security addition when the enemy is in the House of Representatives Threat members are worried about in addition to what’s happening outside. “
When asked what she meant by “the enemy” inside, Pelosi doubled up, saying, “That means we have members of Congress who want to bring weapons to the ground and have threatened other members of Congress with violence.”
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Gabbard shoots back
Gabbard went on The Ingraham Angle Friday night to beat up Pelosi for making these comments.
“That kind of broad, inflammatory rhetoric is like throwing a match in a tinderbox,” Gabbard said of Pelosi’s remarks. Regarding Pelosi’s allegation that Republican lawmakers threatened “violence against other members of Congress”, Gabbard urged Pelosi to bring law enforcement in if the threats are legitimate.
“What Spokesperson Pelosi is talking about is very serious business,” Gabbard told Fox News host Lauran Ingraham. “If there is evidence that what she is saying … is true, it is a legal issue for law enforcement. Because the members of Congress are not above the law either. “
“Isn’t that also incitement?” Asked Ingraham. “If you believe there is anyone among Republicans who is actively planning the murder of Nancy Pelosi or other members of Congress, it could bring violence against them.”
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“That’s really the problem here. If this is a criminal threat, let law enforcement deal with it, ”Gabbard replied. “If there is no evidence of what she is talking about, and if it is not true, it will create further division and damage that may destroy the possibility of our country coming together.”
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Gabbard challenges Pelosi
Gabbard didn’t stop and challenge Pelosi.
“That is why it is so important for Nancy Pelosi – even if these allegations are unfounded – that she should apologize, not so much to her peers, but really to the American people, who at the moment more than ever need the guidance of the spokesman for the House that represents all members of Congress and the American people to bring us together, ”she said.
“So that you and President Biden ease those tensions, lower the temperature, denounce and inflame those who seek to undermine our civil liberties and constitutional rights,” Gabbard continued. “To say, ‘Hey, we’re all Americans and we need to get together.'”
Ingraham then asked if the Democrats were trying to arm the Capitol Riots earlier this month “to justify future encroachments on civil liberties.” She added that Democrats may “set the stage for” aggressive gun control, “” put a wall around the Capitol, “or make Washington, DC a state.
“I share your same concerns,” Gabbard said approvingly, arguing that if the party responsible can extend this type of transgression and use the military and intelligence services against people who belong to the opposing party or who hold different views, what then? to say that the next party to come in and take command cannot do the same? That really leaves us with a banana republic, not a democracy. “
This piece was written by James Samson on January 30th, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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