House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she was ready to fight Trump supporters storming the Capitol in January, saying she is a “street fighter” and insisting the rioters would have had a “battle on their hands.”
From the Daily Caller:
Pelosi was asked by USA Today what she would have done if she wasn’t evacuated in time, to which she responded, “Well, I’m pretty tough. I’m a street fighter. They would have had a battle on their hands.”
Pelosi held up her four-inch stiletto heels and said, “I would have had these,” according to USA Today.
Of course, Pelosi was evacuated from the chamber in time by her security team and never had a chance to prove her fighting prowess.
But a rioter named Richard Barnett was able to gain access to the speaker’s office, where he was photographed kicking his feet up on Pelosi’s desk and rummaging through some of the materials on it.
Barnett was charged with entering and remaining on restricted grounds, violent entry, and theft of public property. Pelosi was not in the office at the time.
Pelosi has called the Capitol riot a “difficult moment” for people that worked in the building:
“It was a very difficult moment for us in the Capitol and those who care about our democracy … that people would descend on the Capitol, incite insurrection to overturn the process,” Pelosi said, according to the Hill. “That people would use violence upon the Capitol, even out to kill, really members of Congress and the vice president of the United States was just so very hard.”
That much has proven true for Michigan Rep. Dan Kildee of Michigan, who admitted he has entered therapy for post-traumatic stress stemming from the riot that day.
“I went public about my post-traumatic stress and seeing a therapist because we need to end the stigma around mental health,” Kildee said. “Too many people don’t seek help. That needs to change.”
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