TULSI GABBARD TORCHES PELOSI FOR DESCRIBING GOP AS ENEMY WITHIN THE HOUSE LIKE THROWING A MATCH INTO A TINDERBOX
LifeZette | February 1, 2021
Earlier this week, we reported that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D- CA) had slammed her Republican colleagues as the enemy within the House. Now, former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is speaking out to let Pelosi know that she feels this was inappropriate of her to say.
Pelosi Attacks Republicans
Pelosi used her weekly press conference on Thursday to shame Republicans, saying, I do believe, and I have said this all along, 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.
When asked what she meant by the enemy within, Pelosi doubled- downed by saying, 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.
Gabbard Fires Back
Gabbard went on The Ingraham Angle on Friday night to slam Pelosi for these comments.
This kind of broad, inflammatory rhetoric is like throwing a match into the tinderbox, Gabbard said of Pelosis remarks. As for Pelosis claim that Republican lawmakers threatened violence on other members of Congress, Gabbard called for Pelosi to get law enforcement involved if the threats are legitimate.
What Speaker Pelosi is talking about is a very serious thing, Gabbard told Fox News host Lauran Ingraham. If there is evidence to back what she is saying
is true, this is a legal issue for law enforcement. Because members of Congress are not above the law either.
Isnt this also inciting? Ingraham asked. If you think there is someone among the Republican caucus whos actively plotting the murder of Nancy Pelosi or other members of Congress, that could then bring violence upon those individuals.
Thats really the issue 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 is inciting further division and further harm potentially and further destroying the possibility of our country coming together.