In addition to being a ruthless partisan, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is a reflexive gas-lighter.
After raising the specter of domestic “enemies within” the Congress in the Republican Party, the House Speaker is now claiming that she never described her own colleagues as a threat, the Washington Examiner reported.
Pelosi gaslights nation
Pelosi left little up to interpretation when she warned of an “enemy within” the halls of Congress at a January press conference.
“We have members of Congress who want to bring guns on the floor and have threatened violence on other members of Congress,” she added, referring to Republican colleagues such as Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO).
For weeks, Pelosi and her fellow partisans have mindlessly repeated the claim that Republicans, especially those who challenged Joe Biden’s victory such as Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), are responsible for an “insurrection” at the Capitol that points to a more pervasive “domestic enemy.”
Pelosi certainly cast a wide net concerning the “enemy within,” but she now denies having ever included Republican colleagues in that category.
“I have not made that accusation, but others have, and it’s being investigated,” Pelosi told the Examiner.
Not the first time
It’s not out of character for Pelosi to make such explosive claims about her political opponents, only to pretend as if nothing happened once confronted. Pelosi has used such extreme language before: prior to the election, and long before the “insurrection,” she described Republicans as “domestic enemies.”
Given Pelosi’s evident hostility to her colleagues, Republicans can be forgiven for questioning her motives in reviewing the Capitol “insurrection.”
Critics warn that Pelosi and her allies are using the Capitol riot to lead a national security crackdown on Trump supporters in general. Many are wondering why a fence still surrounds the Capitol weeks after Jan. 6, and it’s unclear when National Guards troops will leave Washington, if ever.
Although she picked an extreme partisan who shares her hostility toward Republicans to leader her “security review,” Pelosi insists that there is no agenda in play of “pursuing members of Congress” who disagree with her.
“The purpose of today was about securing the Capitol. It was not about pursuing members of the Congress,” she told the Examiner.