Former Trump aide calls the J6 stealing of Pelosi's lectern 'hysterical'

 November 5, 2023

One of former President Donald Trump's ex-aides has called the stealing of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) lectern "hysterical." 

The former aide is Katrina Pierson. For those unfamiliar with Pierson, she served as Trump's national spokeswoman during his 2016 presidential campaign and as a senior advisor during his 2020 reelection campaign. Pierson is also reported to have been a "liaison" between the Trump White House and the organizers of the rally that took place on Jan. 6, 2021.

The reader may remember that, during the U.S. Capitol protest on Jan. 6, 2021, then-Speaker Pelosi's lectern was stolen. For those concerned, the lectern was returned and the man who took it - Adam Johnson of Florida - was sentenced to 75 days of imprisonment for the theft.

But, pictures of the theft went viral on social media. And, many, including Pierson, had some fun with the situation.

"Pretty damn funny"

Last week, Pierson testified at a hearing in Colorado. The hearing was regarding an effort to use Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment to keep Trump off of Colorado's general election ballots in 2024. It is one of several efforts that are being led by anti-Trump groups in various states across the country.

During her testimony, Pierson was asked about a text message that she sent to then-Trump aide Max Miller on Jan. 7, 2021. The message regarded the stealing of Pelosi's lectern.

Pierson, according to Mediaite, wrote, "You have to admit that seeing Nancy Pelosi’s lectern being carried away by a Trump supporter is pretty damn funny."

During the hearing, Mediaite reports that Perison was asked whether she, today, stands behind this message. And, the former Trump aide answered in the affirmative.

"Yes, it was hysterical," Peirson said.

There's more

During her testimony, last Wednesday, Pierson also talked more about the events of Jan. 6, 2021, and Trump's role in it. And, it does not appear that Pierson has bought into the narrative that the mainstream media and the political left have been trying to sell.

Mediaite reports that, for one, Pierson testified that Trump wanted 10,000 National Guard members to be present in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 4, 2021, to prevent from happening the sort of thing that did happen.

Pierson also pushed back against the notion that Trump incited the riot with his speech. Pierson testified, according to the outlet, that Trump actually stopped some of the more "incendiary" speakers from taking the podium on Jan. 6, 2021.

It is unclear what effect, if any, Pierson's testimony is going to have on the effort to keep Trump off of Colorado general election ballots in 2024.

Legal experts seem to agree that the effort is legally dubious, at best.

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