House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has attracted widespread political criticism from her GOP colleagues throughout a long career on Capitol Hill. As evidenced by a group on hand to greet her during a recent trip to England, she also has plenty of detractors around the world too.
Among the derogatory chants being shouted in her direction were some referencing an alleged connection to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
“Go back to Epstein island”
According to reports, Pelosi met with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson last week in London, but her arrival was met with taunts and jeers from a group of protesters on Saturday.
The British critics shouted slogans such as “Trump won,” “Shame on you,” and “Go back to Epstein Island” during the visit to northern England.
“The whole world knows that Donald Trump won the 2020 election, Nancy,” exclaimed another protester.
Some in the crowd demanded that she leave the country.
Although it is unclear why the protesters chose to link Pelosi to Epstein despite the absence of prior reports connecting the two, several other prominent political figures have been tied to the disgraced financier, who died behind bars in 2019.
“Take back your party”
In addition to British royal Prince Andrew and American politicians like former President Bill Clinton, men from a variety of high-profile industries have been the subject of unflattering news coverage for connections to Epstein. Outside of the political realm, the extensive list includes the likes of director Woody Allen and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
Pelosi went on to speak at Cambridge University’s Union Society, using the opportunity to lash out at her partisan rivals back home in the United States.
She claimed that the modern Republican Party has become “hijacked” by extreme figures and is now effectively a “cult.”
“I say to my Republican friends — and I do have some — take back your party,” the House speaker proclaimed.
Touching on various topics during her address, Pelosi stressed the importance of holding China accountable for its contribution to climate change and encouraged world leaders to unite in tackling the issues confronting every nation. Regardless of her rhetoric, it seems clear from her reception upon arriving in the U.K. that Pelosi remains more a source of division than unity — both domestically and abroad.