Newly released video footage from Jan. 6, 2021 – the day of the Capitol protests – show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) threatening to “punch out” then-President Donald Trump, the Daily Caller reports.
Why is it that a Democrat’s response to so many situations is either violence or the threat of violence?
The video footage has been posted to YouTube by CNN. It can be watched here. Pelosi’s threat comes at roughly the 3:40 mark.
“I’m going to punch him”
The video footage, from Jan. 6, 2021, was captured by Pelosi’s daughter, Alexandra Pelosi.
The footage shows some of what was happening in the Capitol building as protesters made their way there from Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally.
At one point in the video, the viewer gets to see what Pelosi, specifically, was up to. And, that’s when a seemingly irate Pelosi, speaking to staff, with her coronavirus facemask around her chin, threatens to inflict violence upon Trump.
“I hope [Trump] comes [to the Capitol],” Pelosi said. “I’m gonna punch him out.”
“I’ve been waiting for this, for trespassing on the Capitol grounds,” Pelosi added. “I’m gonna punch him out, and I’m gonna go to jail, and I’m gonna be happy.”
This video footage was released this week, on Thursday, during yet another hearing held by the partisan House Jan. 6 Committee. It appears that the committee, at least for now, is finally winding down, but not without a big finish.
This week, the partisan committee voted to subpoena Trump. The timing of all of this cannot be overlooked. It comes just ahead of the midterm elections, giving further credence to those who have claimed that the committee is little more than a political stunt.
The former president responded to the subpoena with a 14-page statement denouncing the committee and its actions. Trump, with the statement, presents some of the arguments that would have been made had the House committee been a fair one, allowing both sides to present their cases.
Whether or not Trump will comply with the subpoena remains to be seen. Judging by the contents of the statement, though, it appears safe to say that Trump will not be.