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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she thinks “a lot” about what she would do if she “ruled the world.”
While speaking at the NATO parliamentary assembly in Portugal to accept the Inaugural Women For Peace and Security Award, Pelosi spoke about the idea of her controlling the world.
“When people ask me if you ruled the world, what one thing would you do?” she said. “I think about that a lot.”
“Or if any of us rule the world, what one thing would we do?” she added. “And that would be easy. It would be to prioritize the education of women and girls. It would make the biggest difference not only in their lives, their families, their communities but to the world.”
“And so when our Founders in our country – Mr. Connelly and my colleagues have heard me say this again and again, at the beginning of America’s revolution, in the dark days of the Revolution – forgive our friends from the UK, they’ve heard me say this – to the time of Revolution, Thomas Paine said, ‘The times have found us,’” she said.
“The times have found us, found them to declare independence, for to war – win a war, established a country. The times found them. Found Lincoln, when he kept our country together. Found our allies in World War II to protect freedom and democracy and to have peace, a peaceful world,” she added.
“Well, not to place ourselves in the category of the greatness of all of those people, but understanding the urgency of the challenges spelled out by the Speaker, by the President, by the Prime Minister, and by all of you coming here for that purpose, the times have found us,” she continued.
“The times have found us to save our democracies. The times they found us to save our planet. The times have found us to ensure that the blessings of liberty and democracy are there, our planet that is intact, as we pass it on to future generations,” she said.
Over the weekend, Fox News host Jesse Watters went after Pelosi over her personal finances.
The current salary of a Speaker of the House is six figures, yet Pelosi is one of the richest members of Congress.
So what is her secret, asked Watters: “It appears to be her husband, Paul.”
“After they got married, Paul opened up a real estate and venture capital firm. And through his connections, he pushed Nancy into the political world, helping her get elected to Congress in 1987,” Watters said.
“The Pelosis own several pieces of real estate including a mansion in Napa Valley valued up to $25 million, a DC waterfront condo worth over $2 million, and a red brick mansion in California’s Pacific Heights. Her husband owns commercial properties in San Francisco combined, worth up to $50 million, Watters continued.
“In 2018, the Pelosis’ wealth has skyrocketed,” he said. “That year, her financial disclosure report revealed a net worth of over $114 million. In 2019, Pelosi’s assets total up to a whopping $271 million and in 2020, those numbers went up even more to as high as $315 million.”
“Suddenly, Paul Pelosi got a phone call from his broker. He was in luck,” Watters continued. “Paul was offered a prescreened invite to get in early on Visa’s $18 billion IPO. Did Nancy and her husband hesitate? No, they bought between $1 million and $5 million worth of Visa stock. But it gets better. While Pelosi was speaker, bills that would have hurt Visa’s stock price were blocked in the House. Visa shares going up over 200 percent during the time, making the Pelosis a fortune on paper.”
“In January, the Pelosis got a million dollars worth of Tesla stock right before Joe Biden announced electric car incentives in June. The Pelosi family cashed in big-time just before Congress was set to pounce on Big Tech. Mr. Pelosi exercised options on Google’s parent company, Alphabet, making an easy $5.3 million.”
“In March, Paul Pelosi exercised $2 million worth of Microsoft options, just two weeks before the tech giant got a $22 billion contract to equip the US Army with high tech headsets,” he said.