According to Fox News, newly-released video footage shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) threatening violence against then-President Donald Trump on the day of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol protests.
Pelosi, in the video, goes so far as to make the absurd claim that she is going to “punch out” Trump.
You can see the video for yourself here. It has been posted to YouTube by CNN. Pelosi’s threat at about the 3:40 mark.
The footage was captured by Pelosi’s daughter, Alexandra Pelosi.
“I’m going to punch him”
The video footage shows what was taking place in the Capitol building as the protestors approached on Jan. 6, 2021. CNN describes the video as Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer “scrambling to save [the] Capitol.”
At one point in the video, the viewer gets an inside look at an exchange between Pelosi and her chief of staff.
It was during this exchange that an irate Pelosi, with her coronavirus facemask down around her chin, threatens to inflict violence upon Trump.
I hope [Trump] comes [to the Capitol]. I’m gonna punch him out. I’ve been waiting for this, for trespassing on the Capitol grounds. I’m gonna punch him out, and I’m gonna go to jail, and I’m gonna be happy.
The Jan. 6 Committee’s latest moves
This new footage was released on Thursday, during yet another hearing held by the partisan House Jan. 6 Committee – the one that is supposedly investigating the events of Jan. 6, 2021. The signs are that the committee may be coming to a close, just in time for the midterm elections.
The committee, though, is looking for a grand finale, namely, testimony from Trump. This week, committee members voted to subpoena Trump.
The former president responded to the subpoena with a 14-page statement denouncing the committee and its actions. Trump, in the statement, also takes the opportunity to do what the committee has refused to allow, namely, a presentation of his side of what happened on and around Jan. 6, 2021.
But, what the former president did not say, in the statement, is whether or not he will be complying with the subpoena. Judging by the statement alone, one would expect that Trump will not.