Pelosi interrupted during public event by shouting protester: ‘Let’s go, Brandon!’

The phrase “Let’s go, Brandon” has been embraced by some of President Joe Biden’s critics in recent months as a sanitized version of a chant that had become popular at various sporting events.

During an outdoor event in San Francisco, California, this week, an unidentified man briefly disrupted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s prepared remarks with his shout of the ubiquitous phrase.

Infrastructure event disrupted

Pelosi had organized the event to tout the perceived benefits of the recently passed infrastructure bill to the Bay Area.

Democratic San Francisco Mayor London Breed and U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) were among the other notable figures present for the Bay Area Safe Streets and Roads event.

As Pelosi attempted to turn the podium over to DeSaulnier, the anti-Biden shout from a man nearby nearly overpowered her words.

The speaker attempted to ignore the disruption and continue talking through it, though the man shouted “USA! USA!” and continued in sing-song fashion to repeat: “Let’s go, Brandon! Whooooo!”

Origin of the phrase

As the Daily Caller explained, “Let’s go, Brandon” has gained traction since an NBC reporter at a NASCAR event apparently misinterpreted the crowd’s chant of “F*** Joe Biden” as a congratulatory outburst for the race’s winner Brandon Brown.

The reporter’s on-air remark has since been embraced by some on the right as a G-rated replacement for the more vulgar chant.

Biden himself has been subjected to such outbursts — both the clean and explicit versions. Most recently, critics shouted the phrase as the president toured damage caused by a massive tornado in Kentucky.

While some pundits on both sides of the aisle have cited the “Let’s go, Brandon” craze as evidence of a troubling lack of respect toward the office of the presidency, plenty of Americans would argue that ship sailed long ago. From the Reagan administration to the Bushes to former President Donald Trump, many Democrats have aimed disrespectful if not profane verbal attacks squarely at the White House.

As Biden’s approval rating continues to crater, it seems likely that the public outbursts against his administration will continue for the foreseeable future.

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