Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro has never been one to mince words, but she may have outdone even herself with the Opening Statement segment of her self-titled show on Saturday when she spit hot fire at “hypocrite” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her behavior during the ongoing partial government shutdown.
Pelosi’s shutdown theater
Pirro began by explaining that politicians are supposed to represent the people, but far too often, they place their personal political priorities ahead of the needs of the people. The judge singled out Pelosi as being one of the worst offenders in that regard.
She went on to reiterate the compromise President Donald Trump offered up on Saturday to end the shutdown, which boiled down to his requested $5.7 billion for border barriers in exchange for three years of additional protections for illegal immigrants enrolled in the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and those with Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
“Nancy Pelosi calls the president’s proposals unacceptable and said, ‘What is original in the president’s proposal is not good. What is good in his proposal is not original.’ Chuck Schumer called it one-sided and ineffective,” Pirro said. “No surprise.”
Pirro then castigated Democrats for their anti-Trump intransigence and refusal to negotiate during the ongoing shutdown. She said it has all but become a theater of the absurd, with Pelosi shutting down Trump’s upcoming State of the Union address and Trump prohibiting a Pelosi-led trip to Europe and Afghanistan from taking a government plane while suggesting that they could fly commercial if they so chose.
“Nancy, what the hell were you doing boarding a bus with your Democrat cronies on the way to Brussels to meet with NATO leaders? There’s a partial government shutdown. We don’t need you in Brussels,” Pirro said.
She went on: “How do you negotiate your way out of a stalemate while you’re on a seven-day European excursion that we, the taxpayers, pay for? You’ve got some chutzpah, lady! And what were you going to do? Have a few parties on our dime and badmouth the president to those who prefer we foot their NATO bill too?”
Americans or illegals?
Pirro also focused in on Pelosi’s supposed concern for federal employees working without pay during the shutdown, and wondered why Pelosi and other Democrats weren’t foregoing or donating their paychecks, much like President Trump has done since day one. “It’s all theater, folks!” she said.
She also pointed out that Pelosi has lamented the plight of federal workers and illegal immigrants even as she has steadfastly refused to meet with Angel Families, those who have lost a loved on to murderous criminal illegal aliens.
“Are you working for Americans here or illegal immigrants?” she asked. “Or is it that you just don’t give a damn?”
Nancy Pelosi, the hypocrite
“You vacation in Hawaii. Your buddies vacation with lobbyists in Puerto Rico during the shutdown. And you plan a jaunt to Europe while federal employees are trying to save every dollar to buy groceries,” Pirro lamented. “Admit it, you don’t give a damn!”
“Nancy, you’re a hypocrite, a political operative,” Pirro added. “Your mantra: Destroy the president of the United States. To hell with the tax-paying, hard-working Americans. Let them eat cake. I’ve got a junket to go on, an ego to assuage, and an electorate to ignore.”
Couldn’t have said it better myself.