Earlier this week, we reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had called her Republican counterparts an "enemy within the house." Now former MP Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is in favor of letting Pelosi know she thinks this is inappropriate.
Pelosi attacks Republicans
Using their weekly press conference on Thursday to shame Republicans, Pelosi said, “I believe, and I have been saying this all along, that we will likely need a member security addition when the enemy is in the House of Representatives Threat members are worried about in addition to what's happening outside. "
When asked what she meant by "the enemy" inside, Pelosi doubled down, saying, "That means we have members of Congress who want to bring weapons to the ground and have threatened other members of Congress with violence."
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Gabbard shoots back
Gabbard went to The Ingraham Angle Friday night to beat up Pelosi for making these comments.
"That kind of broad, inflammatory rhetoric is like throwing a match in a tinderbox," Gabbard said of Pelosi's remarks. Regarding Pelosi's allegation that Republican lawmakers threatened "violence against other members of Congress", Gabbard urged Pelosi to bring law enforcement into account if the threats are legitimate.
"What Spokesman Pelosi is talking about is very serious business," Gabbard told Fox News host Lauran Ingraham. "If there is evidence that what she says … is true, it is a legal issue for law enforcement. Because the members of Congress are not above the law either. "
"Isn't that also an incentive?" Asked Ingraham. "If you believe there is someone among Republicans who is actively planning the murder of Nancy Pelosi or other members of Congress, it could bring violence against them."
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"That's really the problem here. If this is a criminal threat, let law enforcement deal with it," Gabbard replied. "If there is no evidence of what she is talking about and if it is not true, it leads to another Division and further damage that may destroy the possibility of our country coming together. "
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Gabbard challenges Pelosi
Gabbard didn't stop and challenge Pelosi.
"That is why it is so important for Nancy Pelosi – even if these allegations are unfounded – that she must apologize, not so much to her colleagues, but really to the Americans, who at the moment more than ever need the guidance of the spokesman for the House that represents all members of Congress and the American people to bring us together, ”she said.
"For you and President Biden to ease this tension, lower the temperature, denounce and inflame those who seek to undermine our civil liberties and our constitutional rights," Gabbard continued. "To say," Hey, we're all Americans and we need to get together. "
Ingraham then asked if the Democrats were trying to arm the Capitol Riots, which occurred earlier this month, "to justify future encroachments on civil liberties." She added that Democrats may "set the stage for" aggressive gun control, "put a" wall around the Capitol, "or make Washington, DC a state.
"I share your same concerns," Gabbard said approvingly, arguing that if the responsible party can extend this type of transgression and use the military and intelligence services against people who belong to the opposing party or who hold different views, what then? to say that the next party to come in and take command cannot do the same? That really leaves us with a banana republic, not a democracy. "
This piece was written by James Samson on January 30th, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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