Republican lawmaker wants Pelosi building shut down over safety risks

October 28, 2023

Rep. Joni Ernst (R-IA) called for the closure of the Nancy Pelosi Federal Building in San Francisco over safety risks in the area.

Ernst blamed the far-left policies of the liberal city for the decay and crime creating unsafe conditions.

The strong words

“Working at a Department of Health and Human Services building shouldn’t be a risk to your health or life, but it is now due to former Speaker Pelosi and the other liberal politicians that have allowed criminal chaos to overtake the streets of San Francisco,” she stated.

“After all, they’ve already been forced to abandon it, so why should taxpayers keep the lights on in Nancy Pelosi’s haunted house?” she added.

The problem

"In August, it was reported that federal workers at the building had been told to work from home for the foreseeable future due to safety concerns around the building," KRON-4 reported.

"The building, which is located on the corner of Seventh and Mission Streets, is home to agencies that include the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the official office of Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi," it continued.

Pelosi's response

"The former speaker has raised concerns for the safety of her staffers who have to enter the building, but has not gone so far as to recommend her five-person team work from home, the San Francisco Chronicle reported in August," according to the New York Post.

“The safety of workers in our federal buildings has always been a priority for Speaker Emerita Pelosi, whether in the building or on their commutes,” Pelosi spokesperson Aaron Bennett told The Post.

The building's staff has reportedly been threatened by people near the building with knives and a hammer.

Others have noted the nearby drug usage and needles littering the ground outside of the facility named after the former speaker.

The situation is serious, with at least one lawmaker ready to shut the building down and quit funding the unsafe location.

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