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WASHINGTON, DC – When doing an interview with USA Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed that if the Capitol rioters had encountered her personally on January 6th, those rioters would be in store for “a battle,” while referring to herself as a “street fighter”.
Pelosi says she would have put up a fight against Capitol mob: 'I'm a street fighter pic.twitter.com/LTTeER160p
— Christine (@Tristanlittle18) April 14, 2021
In an interview published by USA Today on April 13th, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speculated on what she would’ve done had she come face-to-face with the Capitol rioters on January 6th:
“Well, I’m pretty tough. I’m a street fighter…They would have had a battle on their hands.”
Pelosi jokingly went on from there, lifting up her foot to showcase her stiletto heels and proclaiming she could’ve used them for a weapon had things gone awry:
“I would have had these.”
For the record, Nancy Pelosi is 81-years-old.
To be clear, what happened on January 6th is not something to condone. Nor is it at all appropriate to wish harm to befall elected officials, even if an elected official passes or touts policies that someone doesn’t agree with.
With that being acknowledged, it is pretty funny that an 81-year-old woman casually flaunted the idea that she was going to square up and engage in fisticuffs with anybody.
While she was realistically cracking a joke, I don’t think anybody actually believes that Nancy Pelosi could get down and start boxing people.
Hell, it was a struggle for her to stand up after engaging in that performative kneeling back in June of 2020.
— Steve Cox (@RealSteveCox) April 14, 2021
Chances are the only fights Pelosi has ever been in, in recent years, are probably verbal arguments with store clerks for not carrying her preferred brand of vodka.
Let’s face it, Nancy Pelosi’s political career started at a time where VHS and Betamax were still competing as to which would be the then-preferred home entertainment format – her most intense brawls today consist of her deciding between Brach’s cinnamon candies and Werther’s hard candies.
For heaven’s sake, she probably has a Life Alert button somewhere on her person. Considering her age, there is a possibility that she has Buffalo Nickels in the cracks of her couch.
Pelosi is 81-years-old, she doesn’t need to be Speaker of the House – she needs to be somewhere in Florida at a retirement home watching daytime television game shows.
The area codes system used for telephone calls was implemented seven years after Pelosi was born.
Likely the only reason that more Republicans and Conservatives don’t dunk on Pelosi more often for her practically carbon-dated presence within the House is the fact that President Joe Biden is like an adult version of Ralph Wiggum from the Simpsons.
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In other news related to Pelosi, she was one of many named in a lawsuit brought forth in late-March over a Good Friday prayer vigil that was barred from taking place at the Capitol.
Here’s that previous report.
WASHINGTON, DC – According to reports, a Presbyterian minister has filed a lawsuit against Nancy Pelosi, Vice President Kamala Harris, and officials within the US Capitol Police due to the erected fencing outside of the Capitol building preventing this minister from conducting a Good Friday prayer vigil, which he’s held before in the same location previously.
Minister Sues Pelosi, Harris for Blocking Prayer Vigil with Fencing https://t.co/jwEjCmk8rE
— James Hirsen (@thejimjams) April 1, 2021
Reverend Patrick Mahoney filed his complaint in federal court on March 30th, alleging that the fencing around the Capitol building – as well as being denied the request via a submitted permit to hold the prayer vigil on the sidewalk near the Lower Western Terrace – is infringing upon his First and Fifth Amendment rights.
According to the complaint filed, Reverend Mahoney had held a Good Friday prayer service in the exact same location back in 2020:
“Plaintiff’s application for a permit to hold a Good Friday prayer vigil is in the exact same location where he held his Good Friday prayer vigil in 2020. In 2020, Plaintiff worked with Capitol Police to ensure that he was able to safely hold a prayer vigil on Capitol grounds even though COVID-19 was constraining the nation.”
Further along within the complaint, Reverend Mahoney showcases that as a result of the fencing being erected around the Capitol building due to what transpired on January 6th, that the “defendants have effectively created a no speech zone around the nation’s Capital.”
Nancy Pelosi and Capitol leadership cannot convert a traditional public forum—the Capitol grounds—into a no-speech zone where even prayers on #GoodFriday are prohibited.
The fence surrounding Fort Pelosi must go…or at least be moved to allow for peaceful expression. https://t.co/D8LWwWUZkk
— Mark Trammell (@mark_trammell) March 30, 2021
It’s been nearly three months since the riot at the Capitol building, and Reverend Mahoney’s lawsuit specifically points out that the defendants in the suit are effectively trampling upon First Amendment rights to a perceived threat that can no longer be specified:
“Defendants prevent any First Amendment activities on/in these areas, even though no specific threat to the Capitol has been identified in justification.”
“Defendants further refuse to inform the Plaintiff of when public sidewalks surrounding these halls of power may once again be utilized for public speech.”
Back when Reverend Mahoney attempted to acquire the permit to hold the Good Friday prayer vigil, an email from Capitol Police to the Reverend showcased that police officials had deemed the area he wanted to occupy as “restricted.”
When speaking to a Capitol Police Lieutenant, Reverend Mahoney alleged that he was informed by the lieutenant that if he wanted to hold any sort of vigil on a sidewalk area within the capital that it would have to be “quite far from where I wanted to be.”
Nancy Pelosi & Kamala Harris banished citizen prayer from the Capitol grounds. @Liberty_Ctr sued today on behalf of Reverend Pat Mahoney to restore his 1st Amemendment rights. If any place in America needs God, it's that building. Sign the petition here! https://t.co/zQQO3OfsDv
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) March 31, 2021
Harmeet K. Dhillon, CEO of the Center for American Liberty and who is legally representing Reverend Mahoney, stated the following about the lawsuit:
“If there was ever a location in need of divine intervention, of God’s favor and wisdom, it would be the U.S. Capitol where legislators from across the country gather to pass laws that have a profound impact on virtually every aspect of our lives.”
“Denying a minister and faithful parishioners the ability to pray outside the U.S. Capitol is unfathomable and violates First Amendment guarantees for traditional public forums.”
The Center for American Liberty is reportedly seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction from the court that would require the Lower Western Terrace and Lawn be open for forms of public expression.
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