Newly released footage from Nancy Pelosi’s January 6 Committee shows the California speaker threatening physical violence against President Trump. Pelosi admitted that the actions could have ended her up in prison and she would “be happy” to accept the consequences. No such punch came, however.
“I hope he comes, I’m going to punch him out,” Pelosi tells her Chief of Staff Terri McCullough, who discourages her boss from making the comments. “I’ve been waiting for this, for trespassing on the Capitol grounds. I’m going to punch him out.”
“I’m going to go to jail, and I’m going to be happy,” Pelosi added.
Fox News <a href=”https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-video-pelosi-threatened-punch-out-trump-jan-6-jail”>reports</a>:
<blockquote>The new footage, recorded by filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi, the speaker’s daughter, was released during the House Jan. 6 Committee hearing on Thursday afternoon. CNN later released more context to the clip during a segment on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”
“Tell him if he comes here, we’re going to the White House,” Pelosi also said in the clip.
At the time of Pelosi’s remarks, Trump was holding a rally at the Ellipse, about two miles away from the Capitol. During the rally, Trump said he would join his supporters at the Capitol, where lawmakers were officializing the presidential election results.
Trump ultimately did not join those who marched on the Capitol, which swiftly turned deadly.</blockquote>
Trump responded to the Committee voting to subpoena him, branding the new action by the committee a “total ‘BUST.'”
“Why didn’t the Unselect Committee ask me to testify months ago? Why did they wait until the very end, the final moments of their last meeting? Because the Committee is a total ‘BUST’ that has only served to further divide our Country which, by the way, is doing very badly,” he said via Truth Social.
<strong>WATCH Pelosi’s rant:</strong>
Nancy Pelosi threatening to knock out the President of the United States
“I’ve been waiting for this… I’m gonna punch him out and I’m gonna go to jail and be happy” pic.twitter.com/k1LUROfjzc
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