Nancy Pelosi accused some of her colleagues in the House of Representatives of being the “enemy within” this week.
She was referring specifically to members who want to carry a gun to protect themselves.
It’s reprehensible that she would speak this way about members of Congress for wanting to exercise their constitutional rights.
The New York Post reports:
Pelosi calls GOP lawmakers wanting to arm themselves ‘enemy within’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said lawmakers who want to bring guns into Congress for their own protection were a danger to their colleagues, declaring “the enemy is within the House of Representatives.”
Amid an ongoing review into security at the US Capitol in the wake of the Jan. 6 siege, Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Democratic lawmakers lived in fear of GOP pols who carried firearms to work, and QAnon follower Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who this week was exposed as liking social media posts calling for violence against top Democrats.
“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,” Pelosi told reporters Thursday.
When asked what she meant by her suggestion that “the enemy is within,” Pelosi doubled down without mentioning Greene or any other lawmaker by name.
She needs to retire. Or be impeached.
This rhetoric from @SpeakerPelosi could incite violence against members of the GOP in the House.
Impeach and remove her. https://t.co/aNwr3bDzh6
— Fuzzy Chimp (@fuzzychimpcom) January 28, 2021
Empress Pelosi needs to get rid of the violent rhetoric.
— Denny Chad Halen (@DennyLoggins) January 28, 2021
If she was a Republican, the press would call on her to step down over this.