Only a Democrat could somehow take a tragic and violent incident committed against one of their loved ones and attempt to use it to score personal, political points.
This time around it’s Nancy Pelosi, whose husbands Paul was the victim of a brutal home invasion in which a crazed man stuck him in the head with a hammer as police were arriving on scene.
Now, Madam Speaker is suggesting that the GOP’s reaction to the attack was so allegedly vile that it cost them the “red wave” they thought was coming for the midterms.
The comment came during an appearance on CNN.
Anchor Dana Bash said, “You alluded to this when I asked about your husband. I want to ask specifically, and point-blank about the fact that there has been such extremism, such political violence, and what happened to your husband was horrific. Do you think that that had an impact on voters as they cast their ballot?”Trending:
Pelosi said, “What I’m hearing is it wasn’t just the attack, it was the Republican reaction to it, which was disgraceful, and that I think really the attack is horrible. Imagine how I feel as the one who was the target and my husband paying the price and the traumatic effect on our family, but that trauma is intensified by the ridiculous, disrespectful attitude that the Republicans. There’s nobody dissociating themselves from the horrible response that they gave to it.”
And then, doubling down:
Bash said, “You think that turned voters off?”
Pelosi said, “They tell me so.”
Pelosi had previously suggested that the attack on her husband will likely affect her future political decisions as well.