February 8, 2023

John Boehner Cries in Nancy Pelosi Tribute During Speaker’s Portrait Unveiling

Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) became choked up on Wednesday as he spoke about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at a ceremony for the unveiling of Pelosi’s speaker’s portrait. Boehner, who is known for crying, was speaking during the event about his and his family’s appreciation for Pelosi, whom he succeeded in 2011, when

GOP Rep. Perry: ‘Pelosi Ran Congress Like a Prison Camp with No Accountability’

Representative Scott Perry (R-PA) said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ran Congress “like a prison camp with no accountability.” Partial transcript as follows: PERRY: Let me start with this. Frederick Douglas, who knew something about power, said, power concedes nothing without a demand. Never has and never will. This

Pelosi: Some people voted because political violence has ‘gone too far’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday she knew of some individuals inspired to vote last week because of political violence, including the brutal attack on her husband. “We’ve been so comforted by the outpouring of so many prayers and good wishes, and even people saying, ‘I wasn’t going to vote, but now I’m going to

Dems ponder the ultimate midterm twist ending: Will Pelosi stay?

Underscoring the unprecedented scenario Democrats now find themselves in, lawmakers chuckled in a closed-door meeting Tuesday as House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) spoke up to agree with something Pelosi said with a quip about her current role. “I associate myself with the previous speaker. The current Speaker. The — well, who knows,” Hoyer said

Nancy Pelosi Steps Aside: Will Not Seek Reelection as Democrat House Leader

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced Thursday she will not seek reelection as the Democrat House leader. “This I will continue to do as a member of the House speaking for the people of San Francisco, serving the great state of California, and defending our Constitution, and with great confidence in our caucus, I will

Dems get in array on future leadership after Pelosi departs

Their rise was set up when the current top three House Democratic leaders announced Thursday that they would step aside, with the current No. 3 leader, Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), even endorsing the new leadership trio. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) endorsed Jeffries in a letter to Democrats announcing his own decision to

Joe Biden Praises Nancy Pelosi as ‘Most Consequential Speaker’ in History After She Announces Exit from Leadership

President Joe Biden praised House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday after she announced her decision to exit Democrat leadership. “When I think of Nancy Pelosi, I think of dignity,” he wrote in a more than 500-word statement released by the White House. “History will note she is the most consequential Speaker of the House of

Schumer’s political prescription: More Pelosi, more bipartisan deals

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks during a press conference in New York, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2src22. | Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP Photo Chuck Schumer doesn’t want to mess with what brought Democrats their stunning midterm success. That means more deals — and maybe more Nancy Pelosi. When asked whether the speaker should stay on as

Pelosi, first woman speaker, to depart Dem leadership in seismic shift

Then Democrats’ better-than-expected midterm election prompted personal pleas for her to stay from the president and Senate majority leader. But in a floor speech attended by nearly every member of her Democratic caucus, including plenty of teary allies, Pelosi declared it was time for a “new generation” of leaders. Clad in stark white, the color

Youngkin apologizes for Pelosi attack comments

A statement from Youngkin provided through his office also condemned the violence and said it was a “personal note” between him and Pelosi. “My full intention on my comments was to categorically state that violence and the kind of violence that was perpetrated against Speaker Pelosi’s husband is not just unacceptable, it’s atrocious. And I

VIDEO: Nancy Pelosi Takes Heat for Claiming Florida Needs Illegal Immigrants to ‘Pick Crops’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Friday spoke about illegal immigrants and claimed Florida farmers needed them to pick crops, but her remarks drew much criticism. While speaking during a press conference, she did note the U.S. needed to secure the border, according to the New York Post. “Right now, the best thing that we

Pelosi says decision on political future will be impacted by attack on her husband

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Pelosi on attack: Political future ‘will be affected about what happened’

When asked for clarification during the interview by host Anderson Cooper, Pelosi affirmed two additional times that her decision would be affected by the attack. Many people in Pelosi’s party have said they expect her to step down if Democrats lose the House majority this week — as POLITICO has forecast is likely. She has

Pelosi, Dems put politics first in Trump impeachment, new book argues

“A clear picture began to form of an impeachment that had been crippled by doubt and exploited by avarice — emboldening the president and weakening the legislative branch,” the authors write in “Unchecked: The Untold Story Behind Congress’s Botched Impeachments of Donald Trump.” When asked for a response to the authors’ assertion, Pelosi spokesperson Drew

Biden Lies at California Rally: Trump Called People Like Paul Pelosi Attacker ‘Patriots’

OCEANSIDE, California — President Joe Biden told a crowd Thursday evening that former President Donald Trump had used the term “patriots” to refer to people like the man who attacked Paul Pelosi, husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Paul Pelosi was attacked last week in his home by a disturbed Canadian illegal alien

Fresh finger-pointing over Capitol Police’s future after Pelosi home invasion

House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) said, “what’s necessary is that we shouldn’t be anecdotal or knee-jerk in the response” to the Pelosi home invasion. “The piece about protecting families is one that has to be really considered very seriously, given what happened to Paul Pelosi,” she added. A previous emergency round of funding

How a secret meeting put Hakeem Jeffries on track to replace Pelosi

The 52-year-old Jeffries was concerned enough that he offered to fly to South Carolina to seek the counsel of the 82-year-old Clyburn. The younger lawmaker wanted to gently make sure his elder in the Congressional Black Caucus knew of Schiff’s quiet campaign — and to even more gently warn Clyburn about the risk of splitting

Pelosi: Trump isn’t ‘man enough’ to testify after Jan. 6 subpoena

The committee formally issued a subpoena to Trump on Friday, asking him to testify after a months-long investigation and series of hearings. However, the move is largely symbolic, as the committee is unlikely to compel Trump to testify before it dissolves at the end of this year. Should Trump refuse to testify, the public should

Top lawmaker demands answers on outside-D.C. security after Pelosi attack

It also marks one of the first public attempts at oversight of the two brand new satellite offices the Capitol Police set up to assist in security outside of D.C. in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Security protocols for the line of succession were one of Lofgren’s main areas of

Paul Pelosi assault spurs calls on the Hill for boosted lawmaker security

In the meantime, a spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said congressional leaders would explore “every option available to ensure maximum safety.” Since “there’s always threats against Nancy Pelosi,” it may be a good idea to have security for her family members around the clock, said Murphy, who serves on the panel overseeing legislative

Nancy Pelosi leaves San Francisco home

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Capitol Police chief pushes for ‘more resources’ after Paul Pelosi assault

Paul Pelosi was hospitalized due to the attack, and a Monday evening statement from Nancy Pelosi cited a potentially “long recovery process for her husband.” Increasing resources for Capitol Police would likely require congressional approval. A spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday that congressional leaders would explore “every option available” in…

Politicians react to attack on Paul Pelosi

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Top Republicans reject any link between GOP rhetoric and Paul Pelosi assault

“I’m sure people like to talk about anything but what the Democrats have done to this country,” Emmer said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” The debate over political rhetoric’s role in the Paul Pelosi attack, the perpetrator of which steeped himself in online disinformation about fraud in the 2020 election and other conspiracy theories, dominated…

Democrats lash out at GOP after Pelosi assault

“Yesterday, a man sharing that member’s rhetoric tried to assassinate the Speaker and her spouse,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Saturday morning. Then, referring to McCarthy, she wrote: “What has @GOPLeader said? Nothing. This is who he is.” In the hours after Pelosi’s husband, Paul, was assaulted, dozens of Republicans — from former Vice President Mike…

Pelosi House Break-in Draws Attention to Soft-on-Crime Democrat Candidates

The issue of soaring crime throughout the nation under Democrat rule has come back into focus after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) house was broken into Friday by an individual who attacked the Speaker’s husband with a hammer. Crime, the second most concerning issue in the nation, has taken center stage as the midterm elections…

Audio: McCarthy responds to Paul Pelosi attack: ‘This is wrong’

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Pelosi: Family ‘heartbroken and traumatized’ by attack on husband

Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill on Sept. 22, 2022 in Washington, D.C. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Saturday evening that she and her family are “heartbroken and traumatized” in her first comments since her husband Paul was attacked in their San Francisco home. “We are grateful…

Rudy Giuliani Predicts ‘My Son Hunter’ Will Be ‘Censored as Much as Possible’ By Media, Democrats, Biden, Pelosi

Roy Rochlin/Getty Images/MySonHunter.com Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R), who played a pivotal role in revealing the Hunter Biden laptop to the public, predicted that the forthcoming movie My Son Hunter will be “censored as much as possible” by the mainstream media and political figures. Speaking with My Son Hunter director Robert Davi (Licensed to Kill, Die…

Paul Pelosi Booted from Police Foundation After Showing Member Card During Arrest: ‘Effective Immediately’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) husband, Paul Pelosi, was removed from a police association after showing his membership card during his arrest, the New York Post reported Thursday. He pleaded guilty recently to a DUI charge after his arrest in May when he crashed his Porsche in Napa Valley, California, according to a Breitbart News article…

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