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Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was charged earlier this month with driving under the influence.
Fox News host Jesse Watters argued that he believes there’s “more to the story” and wants to know why Paul Pelosi’s “mugshot” has not been released to the public.
“We have already told you the Pelosis are about as corrupt as families can be. And now the long arm of the law has finally come down on them – but not for what you think,” Watters began, explaining how Paul Pelosi “was arrested this weekend after he blew through a stop sign and slammed his Porsche into a Jeep while Nancy was across the country.”
“First of all,” Watters wondered, “have you ever been to a dinner party without your significant other? Me neither. I think there’s more to the story.”
He went on to say that Pelosi was returning home to “the Pelosi vineyard, you know – the one valued between 5 and 25 million dollars, where they entertain all their friends and fancy Silicon Valley executives.”
“He was subsequently booked into the Napa County Detention Center for a violation of 23152(a) and 23152(b) of the vehicle code. The crash is being investigated by the Napa Area,” the CHP statement added.
The sheriff “told us the jail had to release it. And then the jail said the sheriff’s office had to release it and then one of our producers was told the city council had to release it,” Watters said, referring to Pelosi’s mugshot.
“And then we were directed to the county board of supervisors. And then when we called the vice-chair of the board, he said why would we have a mugshot?” Watters continued.
“All I know is someone’s going through a lot of trouble to keep this mugshot hidden,” he said.
Nancy Pelosi’s office responded to the news that her husband was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Northern California.
Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s spokesperson, released a statement saying the 80-year-old California lawmaker would not be commenting on the alleged crime.
“The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast,” Hammill said in a statement.
Paul Pelosi, 82-year-old husband of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was arrested this weekend on suspicion of DUI in Northern California, police records show. https://t.co/Q6B6QXfkR7
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 29, 2022
Speaker Pelosi was in Rhode Island on Sunday giving a commencement speech at Brown University.
It didn’t take long for many social media users on both sides of the political aisle to weigh in on the matter.
Colorado GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert: “This Memorial Day weekend, remember not to drink and drive. Save a life, call an Uber. @SpeakerPelosi.”
Chad Prather, The Blaze: “Paul Pelosi is worth $120M and this economy is so bad even he can’t afford a chauffeur.”
Conservative commentator Brigitte Gabriel: “Paul Pelosi is worth over $100 million and he can’t afford to call a cab.”
Democrat strategist Peter Daou: “The DUI is bad, but the Pelosi family’s insider trading is even worse.”
Harmeet K. Dhillon, attorney: “Thank God no one was hurt. Hope he gets some help for this problem.”
Jesse Kelly, radio host: “Always blows me away when this happens to rich people. Dude is worth over $100 million. Bro, hire a driver. My word.”
Mike Cernovich, political commentator: “The body metabolizes alcohol as you get older. I know a guy who got a DUI in his 70s. He had only had two glasses of wine at dinner, but those machines say what they say. Keep this in mind as we all get older. One glass even might trigger those machines.”
Charles Gasparino, journalist: “With all the money these people make trading stocks you would think they can afford an Uber.”
Mark Levin, radio host: “Can’t really blame him.”
Jason Rantz, radio host: “As long as there’s no special treatment, not sure it’s news that the husband of Nancy Pelosi got a DUI.”
Chad Prather, The Blaze: “Nancy Pelosi’s husband arrested for DUI. If she was your wife, you’d be drinking and trying to get away too.”