Pelosi Says GOP Hit ‘Rock Bottom’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the GOP hit “rock bottom” after the Republican National Committee characterized the Jan. 6 Capitol riot as “legitimate political discourse.”
“The Republicans seem to be having a limbo contest with themselves to see how low they can go,” Pelosi told reporters.
“They seem to have reached rock bottom with their statement that what happened on Jan. 6 was legitimate political discourse.”
Pelosi urged Republicans to “take back your party from this cult.”
“It has been hijacked, and it’s disturbing to see that the Republican leader of the House ran, actually, literally refused to condemn that resolution of legitimate political discourse,” Pelosi said, referring to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
“The Republicans can run, but they cannot hide from what happened on Jan. 6,” she added.
Pelosi’s comments come after the RNC approved a resolution censuring Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) for serving on the House select committee investigating Jan. 6.
The resolution rebuked the lawmakers for supporting “Democrat efforts to destroy President Trump more than they support winning back a Republican majority in 2022,” and “participating in a Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens who engaged in legitimate political discourse.”