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January 28, 2023

New Bill Takes Jab at Nancy Pelosi

    1986: Space Shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center, killing all seven crew members. Among those who lost their lives was Christa McAuliffe, who was to be the first teacher in space.

    Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced the PELOSI Act, a bill that would ban lawmakers and their spouses from trading and owning stocks.

    The Preventing Elected Leaders from Owning Securities and Investments (PELOSI) Act, takes a jab at its namesake, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

    “Members of Congress and their spouses shouldn’t be using their position to get rich on the stock market,” Hawley wrote on Twitter.

    The bill would give lawmakers six months to either divest their holdings or place them in a blind trust while in office.

    “For too long, politicians in Washington have taken advantage of the economic system they write the rules for, turning profits for themselves at the expense of the American people. As members of Congress, both Senators and Representatives are tasked with providing oversight of the same companies they invest in, yet they continually buy and sell stocks, outperforming the market time and again,” Hawley said in a statement.

    “While Wall Street and Big Tech work hand-in-hand with elected officials to enrich each other, hardworking Americans pay the price. The solution is clear: we must immediately and permanently ban all members of Congress from trading stocks.”

    Pelosi and her husband Paul Pelosi have faced criticism over their substantial stock market gains made during her tenure in Congress. Between 2007 and 2020, the Pelosis saw their portfolios grow as much as $30 million.

    Paul Pelosi sold $3 million worth of Google stock a month before DOJ antitrust lawsuit

    According to a new report, Paul Pelosi sold 30,000 shares of Google stock in December — a month before the Justice Department and eight states sued the company over alleged antitrust violations.

    Congressional disclosure filings show that Paul Pelosi sold the shares in three different transactions between Dec. 20 and Dec. 28, 2022, Fox Business reported. The former House Speaker’s Periodic Transaction Report filed Jan. 12 shows that the transaction amounts varied ranged between $500,001 and $1 million.

    The transactions yielded capital gains of more than $200, but the total amount is unclear, according to the report.

    Hawley cited the breaking news story as an example of why he named his stock trade ban after Pelosi.

    “People have asked why I named my stock trade ban the PELOSI Act. Now you know,” the GOP senator tweeted.

    Hawley previously introduced legislation last year to ban members of Congress and their spouses from holding or trading stocks while in office. The Democrat-led Congress was poised to vote on the matter, but it was shelved shortly before the midterm elections.

    Source: The Hill | Fox Business

December 19, 2022

Pelosi Snaps at Reporter: “Don’t Bother Me with a Question Like That”

1958: 1st radio broadcast from space, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower Christmas message “to all mankind, America’s wish for peace on Earth and goodwill to men everywhere.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) snapped at a reporter for asking a question she didn’t like, telling her, “Don’t bother me with a question like that!”

During Pelosi’s weekly press conference reporters asked questions about various topics, including her time as speaker coming to an end.

One reporter asked: “Will commit to serving your full two-year term for the people of San Francisco?”

“What is this?” Pelosi responded. “Don’t bother me with a question like that! Really! Really. Okay?”

“Not what I’m going to do. Yeah, I don’t. Those kind of questions are such a waste of my time,” Pelosi said. She then moved on, taking questions from other reporters.

Last month, Pelosi announced that she would be stepping away from her leadership position within the Democratic Party.

House Democrats elected Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) as Pelosi’s replacement.

Source: Mediaite

December 17, 2022

Conservatives Appalled After John Boehner Cries Over Nancy Pelosi

1903: The Wright brothers make the 1st sustained motorized aircraft flight at 10:35 AM, piloted by Orville Wright at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Former GOP House Speaker John Boehner cried while delivering his remarks at current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) recent portrait unveiling. Conservatives weren’t moved by the Republican’s tears, calling the display “despicable.”

While liberals touted the emotional tribute, conservatives blasted it as an example of establishment Republicans being sycophantic to their political rivals.

“You’ve been unfailingly gracious to me, to my family and, frankly, my team here in Washington. And Madam Speaker, I have to say, my girls told me, ‘Tell the Speaker how much we admire her,'” Boehner said during his speech on Wednesday.

At the mention of his daughters’ admiration for Pelosi, Boehner started to cry. Video clips of the moment sparked mixed reactions on social media.

Brigitte Gabriel, the founder of ACT for America, tweeted: “John Boehner has and always will be an embarrassment to the Republican Party. What a disaster of a person and a horribly corrupt politician.”

Nick Adams, a conservative social media influencer, tweeted: “John Boehner crying at Speaker Pelosi’s ceremony is truly one of the most despicable and lowly things I have witnessed in my entire life. John Boehner is not a man. He is a beta feminist loser who most likely drinks soy lattes and avoids Hooters at all costs.”

Bonchie, a writer for RedState, tweeted: “Boehner is a perfect example of why Republicans can’t stand Washington. There are no stakes for the elites. The terrible policies, the support for abortion until birth, the harm caused. None of it matters. It’s just one big cocktail club where they all cry for each other.”

Conservative YouTubers The Hodge Twins tweeted: “RINO establishment Republican crying over Nancy Pelosi’s new portrait.”

While conservatives largely denounced Boehner’s display, MSNBC touted him for it.

MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle tweeted: “The only person who loves a good cry more than me… John Boehner (& I think it’s awesome).”

Lauren Peikoff, the executive producer of MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour,” called it a “great moment.”

MSNBC weekend anchor Jonathan Capehart tweeted: “Have to say, a crying Speaker John Boehner honoring Speaker Pelosi is a charming John Boehner.”

Source: Fox News

November 19, 2022

Nancy Pelosi Steps Down

1863: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning: “Four score and seven years ago…”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that she is stepping down as a Democratic leader in Congress.

“Never did I think I’d go from homemaker to House Speaker,” Pelosi said in remarks from the House floor.

Pelosi, 82, has been a leader among congressional Democrats for 20 years. She said she wouldn’t run for leadership again, but plans to remain as a House lawmaker.

“The hour has come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus that I so deeply respect,” she said.

Axios reported that many consider Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) to be Pelosi’s natural successor.

Pelosi wasn’t the only seasoned Democrat to announce that they would be stepping away from their leadership roles.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), 83, and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), 82, both announced they would also not be running for leadership again while remaining in Congress.

Pelosi’s announcement came shortly after Republicans won control of the House.

The Speaker and I have disagreed frequently and forcefully over the years, but I have seen firsthand the depth and intensity of her commitment to public service,” Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said in a statement.

“There is no question that the impact of Speaker Pelosi’s consequential and path-breaking career will long endure,” he added.

Source: Axios

October 29, 2022

Paul Pelosi Hospitalized After Violent Assault By Intruder — Here’s What We Know So Far

1929: “Black Tuesday” Wall Street Stock Market crashes triggering the “Great Depression.”

An intruder broke into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home early Friday morning and brutally beat her husband, Paul Pelosi, with a hammer while shouting: “Where is Nancy, where is Nancy?”

According to San Francisco Police Chief William Scott, police were called to the home for a “a priority well-being check” at approximately 2:27 a.m. on Friday. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the suspect, 42-year-old David Depape, and Paul Pelosi both grabbing onto a hammer.

“The suspect pulled the hammer away from Mr. Pelosi and violently assaulted him with it,” Scott said.

At that point, officers “immediately tackled the suspect, disarmed him” and took him into custody.

Both Paul Pelosi, 82, and Depape were transported to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where Pelosi reportedly underwent brain surgery.

“Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery,” said Drew Hammill, Speaker Pelosi’s spokesperson.

The House Speaker was in Washington, D.C., at the time of the incident, where she was scheduled for an appearance at a Human Rights Campaign fundraising event Saturday night. Pelosi has canceled her appearance.

Chief Scott said Depape had been booked on a litany of charges, including attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, burglary, and “several other additional felonies.”

Police said that a motive behind the attack “is still being determined” and the situation is “an active investigation.”

“We can have our political differences, but violence is always wrong & unacceptable.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Two of Depape’s relatives told CNN that he moved to California about 20 years ago from British Columbia, Canada. They said he was estranged from his family. Other individuals who had known Depape told the outlet that he had a drug problem and lived in a storage unit in the Berkeley area.

The U.S. Capitol Police is conducting a joint investigation into the break-in with the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the San Francisco Police.

“Special agents with the USCP’s California Field Office quickly arrived on scene, while a team of investigators from the Department’s Threat Assessment Section was simultaneously dispatched from the East Coast to assist the FBI and the San Francisco Police with a joint investigation,” the USCP said in a statement.

Lawmakers react to the brutal assault

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-K.Y.) said he was “horrified and disgusted” by the assault and is “grateful to hear that Paul is on track to make a full recovery and that law enforcement including our stellar Capitol Police are on the case.”

“We pray for a speedy recovery for Mr Pelosi, and want the violent criminal held accountable and put behind bars,” said Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE).

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called the attack on Paul Pelosi “horrific,” and said that he and his wife Heidi are praying for Pelosi and their family.

“We can have our political differences, but violence is always wrong & unacceptable,” Cruz said.

Sources: AP | NPR | New York Post | The Hill | CNN

October 16, 2022

WATCH: New Footage Shows Nancy Pelosi Vowed to “Punch” Trump on Jan. 6

1962: Cuban Missile Crisis begins as JFK is shown photos confirming the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba.

A newly-released video recorded on Jan. 6, 2021, shows an enraged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) vow to “punch” out then-President Donald Trump if he marched on the U.S. Capitol.

The footage was recorded by documentary filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi, the House Speaker’s daughter.

“Tell him, if he comes here, we’re going to the White House,” Pelosi says with a laugh.

Pelosi’s chief of staff Terry McCullough then tells her that the Secret Service “dissuaded [Trump] from coming to Capitol Hill.”

“If he comes, I’m going to punch him out. I’ve been waiting for this,” Pelosi tells aides. “For trespassing on the Capitol grounds, I’m going to punch him out. And I’m going to go to jail, and I’m going to be happy.”

Ultimately, Trump did not march on the Capitol that day.

The footage, exclusively obtained by CNN, was aired after the House Jan. 6 committee’s hearing on Thursday.

Source: CNN

September 19, 2022

Woman Accused of Stealing Pelosi’s Laptop Granted Release to Attend Renaissance Faire — Again

The Pennsylvania woman accused of stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) laptop during the January 6 Capitol riot has been granted temporary release from her house arrest to attend a Renaissance Faire — for the second time.

When Riley Williams was released from jail last year, the judge ordered that she would only be able to leave home for work, court appearances, and a few other approved outings. Apparently, that includes the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.

The judge granted the 25-year-old’s request to attend the faire last week, marking the second time Williams has gone to the event while serving home confinement. She was also allowed to go late last month.

“She is confined to her home 24/7 with exceptions. Every once in a while, if there is an activity that interests her, we ask if she can attend,” Lori Ulrich, Williams’ lawyer, told the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette.

Prosecutors say Williams bragged about stealing Pelosi’s laptop on the social media site Discord.

“I took Nancy Polesis [sic] hard drives. I don’t care. Kill me,” she allegedly wrote.

Sources: CBS News | NPR | Pittsburgh-Post Gazette

September 16, 2022

Chuck Schumer Says Democrats Will Lose House Majority Soon

1620: The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England, with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned his fellow senators that House Democrats will lose their majority in the upcoming midterm elections — directly contradicting recent remarks from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

The admission came during a private dinner on Monday with six other Democratic senators at an Italian restaurant on Capitol Hill, per Punchbowl News.

Schumer reportedly told senators that Pelosi is “in danger” and Democrats will lose their House majority after the midterms.

The 71-year-old told his colleagues that if the midterm elections were held today, there was “a 60% chance we hold the Senate and a 40% chance we hold the House.”

Schumer was joined at the dinner by Democratic Sens. Chris Coons (DE), Mark Kelly (AZ), Chris Van Hollen (MD), Tom Carper (DE), John Hickenlooper (CO), and Dick Durbin (IL).

According to the outlet, Schumer was speaking loudly, so his conversation was overheard by other diners.

On Wednesday, Pelosi doubled down on her prediction that Democrats would regain the House and berated reporters for belittling her “political instincts.”

“How many times have I told you over the past year and a half‑plus that the Democrats would hold the House, despite some of the so‑called ‘conventional’ so‑called ‘wisdom’ in Washington, D.C. saying that, in the off-year, the President’s party always loses Congress or seats?” Pelosi said.

The House Speaker said Democrats are “very proud of the success that we’re having, and we fully intend to hold the House.”

“And even though there are some among you who belittle my political instincts and the rest, I got us here twice to the majority, and I don’t intend to – our giving it up,” Pelosi added.

Sources: Punchbowl News | Axios | Fox News

August 15, 2022

Democrats Score Huge Legislative Victory Ahead of Midterms

The $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act is headed to President Joe Biden’s desk, signaling a big win for the Democrats ahead of the midterm elections.

The sweeping tax, climate, and health care bill passed through the House of Representatives in a 220-207 party-line vote, with every Democrat voting in favor and four Republicans not voting.

The House passage came just four days after the bill passed through the Senate in another party-line vote, wherein Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the Inflation Reduction Act “saves the planet while keeping more money in your pockets.”

“This bill, the Inflation Reduction Act, a package for the people, increases the leverage of the public interest over the special interests and expands health and financial security now and for generations to come,” Pelosi said.

Senate Democrats have been negotiating the package for more than a year, The Hill reported.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had argued against the bill in a 50-minute speech on Friday, calling it “misguided.”

“Democrats, more than any other majority in history, are addicted to spending other people’s money, regardless of what we as a country can afford,” McCarthy said from the House floor.

“Today, now they are choosing to end the session by spending half-a-trillion dollars more of your money, raising taxes on the middle class, and giving handouts to their liberal allies.” 

Source: The Hill

August 11, 2022

Pelosi Says China’s President is “Acting Like a Scared Bully”

1945: Allies refuse Japan’s offer to surrender on the condition that Emperor Hirohito retains his status.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) defended her trip to Taiwan after backlash from China, saying Chinese President Xi Jinping is “acting like a scared bully.”

The visit fanned the flames of tensions with China, which claims Taiwan as part of its territory. China considers trips by foreign government officials to Taiwan to be an acknowledgment of the island’s sovereignty and warned Pelosi’s visit would have an “egregious political impact.” Beijing completed live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait after Pelosi’s departure.

Pelosi told MSNBC’s Morning Joe that the Chinese president is “in a fragile place.”

“He has problems with his economy. He is acting like a scared bully,” she said.

When asked by NBC News host Savannah Guthrie if the trip was “worth it,” Pelosi replied: “Absolutely, without any question.”

“I have overwhelming bipartisan support for our visit to Taiwan, as Speaker of the House and with the distinguished delegation that I went there with. We were very well received. Thousands of people in the streets,” Pelosi added.

The House Speaker said, “what the Chinese are doing is what they usually do.”

Last week, 26 Senate Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), signed a statement supporting Pelosi’s trip.

“We support Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan,” the lawmakers said. “For decades, members of the United States Congress, including previous Speakers of the House, have traveled to Taiwan. This travel is consistent with the United States’ One China policy, to which we are committed. We are also committed now, more than ever, to all elements of the Taiwan Relations Act.”

Pelosi noted that a group of senators traveled to Taiwan earlier this year.

“Did anybody make a fuss?” she asked.

“It was bipartisan, it was high-powered, including the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee — nobody said a word,” Pelosi said. “If they can ignore a trip of five senators in a bipartisan way, why would they decide on my trip that it would be different? … There’s something wrong with this picture.”

Pelosi’s trip made her the highest-ranking American official to visit Taiwan in 25 years.

The House Speaker said Xi “has his own insecurities” and will not control the schedule of members of Congress.

Source: New York Post

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