The Global Citizen music festival took place in New York City’s Central Park over the weekend, and it featured such acts as Metallica, Jonas Brothers, and Mariah Carey. However, attendees made clear that one big name wasn’t welcome.
According to the New York Post, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was booed by festival attendees on Saturday night when she spoke during a break in the music.
Crowd expresses disapproval
Video footage uploaded to Twitter showed the longtime California Democrat attempting to speak about her party’s legislative accomplishments regarding pollution and climate change.
“As speaker of the House, I am here to thank you for your dazzling advocacy, entrepreneurial thinking, and determination as global citizens,” Pelosi could be heard saying.
“It’s thanks to your help that the United States recently enacted historic climate legislation, which will be a game changer,” the House speaker continued as she stood next to actress and activist Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
Pelosi went on to insist that the legislation “will slash carbon pollution by 40% by 2030; it will give a historic $370 billion to fight the climate crisis.”
Jeering audience members could be heard loudly booing in response, with some impatiently yelling “Let’s go!”
— Kyle Tomczak (@ThomasCzakary) September 25, 2022
Poll suggests Democrats are struggling on inflation, the economy and crime
Despite the negative reaction to Pelosi’s presence, Global Citizen still put out a tweet thanking Pelosi for attending its event.
Thank you, @SpeakerPelosi for recognizing Global Citizens all around the world who took action in support of the new, historic climate legislation in the US!
— Global Citizen ⭕ (@GlblCtzn) September 25, 2022
Pelosi echoed her rhetoric on climate change and pollution during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on the Hulu series “Power Trip,” saying, “The planet, the democracy, the future for our children is on the ballot.”
Yet a recent ABC News/Washington Post survey found that Republicans have a major advantage when it comes to inflation, the economy and crime–the three issues that voters ranked as most important.