A video has gone viral of U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) getting heckled while having a drink at a restaurant in her home city of San Fransisco, California.
The video, at the time of this writing, has over 2.8 million views.
Take a look for yourself:
Pelosi heckled in San Francisco: “Can you tell us why we have over $150 billion going to Ukraine when we have homeless on the streets in your own city”
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) February 26, 2023
“Nancy . . .”
The specifics of the video are not exactly clear. It is being reported, however, that it took place in a San Francisco restaurant on Saturday.
The video is 22 seconds long, and it begins with the video operator walking up to Pelosi, who is seated, legs crossed, at a table, smiling, with a drink in front of her.
“Nancy, could you tell us why we have all the $150 billion dollars going to Ukraine yet we have homeless on the streets in your own city?” the man asks Pelosi, who was clearly caught off guard by the encounter, as her initial smile quickly disappears.
Pelosi’s security then gets involved, trying to “politely” remove the man from the area, saying “thank you” to him as they do so. The video operator, though, doesn’t relent.
“Nancy, could I get some stock tips on how to get semiconductors in Taiwan?” he asks. “Nancy, is your son involved with Hunter Biden?” Here, the video cuts off.
The man’s first question, regarding funding to Ukraine, is certainly a legitimate one.
San Francisco’s domestic problems, particularly with homelessness and drug use, among other things, are well documented. And, the same could be said about many other areas in the United States. And, yet, these problems are not being addressed by local political leaders, who are often Democrats.
Meanwhile, the U.S. government, with the backing of many members of Congress, including Pelosi, continues to provide billions of dollars in funding to Ukraine for its ongoing war with Russia. The most recent donation – $2 billion – was made on Friday, the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The man’s question regarding the semiconductor is also not completely without merit. Pelosi has faced significant criticism for her stock market success, with many accusing her and her husband of insider trading. This includes one recent incident in which Pelosi’s husband Paul sold Nvidia stock just ahead of a congressional vote on whether to give a subsidy to chipmakers.
It would have been interesting to hear Pelosi’s response to these inquiries, but, of course, she didn’t give one.