House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is out of control with her hostile rhetoric.
According to Breitbart, the speaker was referring to her Republican colleagues who choose to carry guns for self-defense when she said this week that at least one threat to Capitol security comes from “within the House.”
Notably, Pelosi’s comments decrying lawmakers’ Second Amendment rights come just weeks after a deadly attack on the Capitol building that posed a threat to the lives of members of Congress while they were at work.
“The enemy is within”
The speaker was reportedly asked Thursday by journalists about her colleagues’ requests for increased security measures and funding in light of what members of Pelosi’s caucus have dubbed an “insurrection” on Jan. 6.
In response, Pelosi referenced her upcoming meeting with retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, who is leading a security review of the Capitol campus. “I do believe, and I have said this all along,” she said, “that we will probably need a supplemental for more security for Members when the enemy is within the House of Representatives, a threat that Members are concerned about, in addition to what is happening outside.”
Pressed shortly after to clarify what she meant by saying the “enemy is within” Congress, Pelosi explained: “It means that we have Members of Congress who want to bring guns on the Floor and have threatened violence on other Members of Congress.”
Take a look at Pelosi’s comments for yourself:
Pelosi demonizes her colleagues
Though Pelosi didn’t name any names, it’s not hard to figure out who the speaker was targeting with her remarks; according to Breitbart, among those trained in Pelosi’s sights is newly-seated Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who has been insistent about her intention to legally carry a concealed weapon while serving in the House.
She’s also co-chair of the House’s Second Amendment Caucus, Breitbart notes. “I am my security,” Boebert said in a December interview with the outlet. “Washington, D.C., like most Democrat-run cities, has a violent crime problem, so I certainly need a way to protect myself and I will be carrying each and every day.”
The speaker could also have been referring to the other co-chair of the Second Amendment Caucus, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), who had shared with Breitbart that he and others who were armed actually felt secure during the Jan. 6 riot, while most others feared for their lives.
“The next member who argues Congressmen shouldn’t be allowed to carry firearms at work needs to be laughed out of the Capitol,” Massie said at the time, as Breitbart reported. But while the absurdity of their agenda may be comical, Pelosi’s frightening rhetoric against her own colleagues is no laughing matter.