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Former Democrat House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi is blaming New York Democrats, in part, for why is no longer Speaker.
“She said that she believed the Democrats could have held onto the House in November if top New York pols had realized that the key issue in that state was crime,” author Maureen Down, who was interviewing the former Speaker for The New York Times, said.
“That is an issue that had to be dealt with early on, not 10 days before the election,” the former Speaker said. “The governor didn’t realize soon enough where the trouble was.”
That was before she and her daughter Alexandria, who was included in the interview, spoke about the toll the attack on her husband, Paul Pelosi, took on them with her daughter making a shocking revelation.
“The fact that they were after me and then they hit him,” the representative said. “He’s a strong person, athletic. This has been tough. It’s going to be about three or four more months before he’s really back to normal.”
“I think that weighed really heavy on her soul. I think she felt really guilty. I think that really broke her. Over Thanksgiving, she had priests coming, trying to have an exorcism of the house and having prayer services,” her daughter.
Pelosi went on to weigh in on the 2024 presidential election saying that President Joe Biden was not th only Democrat that could achieve victory.
“I think we have other great candidates when the time comes,” she said.
Speaking of the classified documents scandal involving President Biden, the author said that even some analysts on MSNBC did not like the White House messaging which led to another stunning answer from Pelosi.
“I’m not a big fan of MSNBC. I love some individuals there, but. …” she said.
A pair of House Republicans are calling on Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi to testify about her part in the security failures at the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021.
“The reason there wasn’t a proper security presence on that day goes right to the speaker’s staff and the speaker’s office. As you go back and look at the communications, there’s this pattern that develops where the Sergeant of Arms is meeting with Pelosi’s staff. Many of those meetings, Republican staff wasn’t allowed to be there, but they had this pattern where everything had to run through her office, her staff, before the Sergeant of Arms could make a decision,” Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan said when speaking about House Republicans’ report detailing security failures at the Capitol that day.
Texas Republican Rep. Troy Nehls issued a similar response: “And Nancy Pelosi. You do have questions you need to answer … Nancy, we’ll get you, and we’ll fly you back from Italy once you’re the ambassador,” Nehls said as he joked about prior reports speculating that President Biden was considering offering the U.S. Ambassador to Italy post to Pelosi.
Jordan has also vowed to look into the Biden family.
In an interview on Fox News with host Sean Hannity earlier this month, the Ohio Republican suggested “something is up” with the probe because of a new interest in the story by many of the same media outlets that initially dismissed reports of corruption evidence stemming from materials and emails obtained from a laptop he reportedly abandoned at a computer repair store in Delaware in 2019.
“So that’s what happened. That’s why this is all connected because the influence of big media, big tech, and big government in impacting our election — I think we said this last week, Sean. My colleagues had this in the committee a few weeks ago, Matt Gaetz. He said, when will the FBI stay out of elections and let us, the people, decide?” he said.
“In 2016, they went after Trump’s campaign, 2018, it was a Mueller investigation, 2020, they suppressed the Hunter Biden story, 2022, 91 days before the midterm election, they raid his home, and now, just two weeks ago, three days after he announces for the 2024 race, they name a special counsel and it’s not just anybody, it’s Jack Smith and the record that he has of weaponizing the government to go after the people,” Jordan added.
“It sure looks like Joe Biden was involved,” Jordan added. “So, my, how this story has changed. And now, we find out these text messages and emails that link the entire family, not just Hunter and Joe and — but also uncle, the — Joe’s brother, James Biden, is involved in this as well.”