Democrats need something, anything, to get themselves motivated — and now it appears they have it in the recent words and actions of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) the other day during her weekly press conference, when she spoke sharply at a reporter and shook her hand at him.
The Pelosi campaign has turned this “raging fit” into a money-grab.
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Her off-the-cuff angry retort is being promoted and challenged, all because a reporter asked her if she hated President Donald Trump.
It was a valid question — but Pelosi decided to get defensive and use her Catholic religion in an attempt to walk on water around the subject.
Your religion does not save you or give you the right to use a political threat against the American people, in my opinion.
“Don’t mess with me” is indeed a threatening comment — and I consider it an abuse of power.
What, is she trying to suggest something harmful if someone “messes” with her?
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) December 6, 2019
Here’s how Fox News explained the issue:
Nancy Pelosi for Congress is selling “Don’t Mess with Nancy” crewneck sweatshirts in an apparent attempt to fundraise off the media attention she received after Thursday’s press briefing.
The speaker caused an uproar after she told a reporter not to “mess with” her, pushing back on a question about whether she hated the president.
“As a Catholic, I resent your using the word ‘hate’ in a sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone,” she told Sinclair reporter James Rosen.
“I was raised in a way that is a heart full of love and always pray for the president. And I still pray for the president. And I pray for the president all the time, so don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that.” […]
Their exchange was just the latest instance in which Pelosi appeared to try and tell off a reporter.
She previously knocked Rosen in November, describing him as “Mr. Republican talking points” after he asked a question about Trump getting the right to confront his accuser in the Ukraine controversy. (source: Fox News)
And see these tweets:
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) December 6, 2019
As a Catholic, I’m sick of your saying “as a Catholic.” https://t.co/MGDgVBsY9z
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) December 5, 2019
Do you remember back in 1998, when Pelosi called out Republicans for being full of “hatred” for impeaching then-President Bill Clinton?
Back then, she said, “In the investigation of the president, fundamental principles which Americans hold dear — fairness, privacy, checks, and balances — have been seriously violated, and why? Because we are here today because the Republicans in the House are paralyzed with hatred of President Clinton … Until the Republicans free themselves of that hatred, our country will suffer.”
What she did was respond with a threatening comment to keep people from asking questions about what she is doing.
In other words, she seemed to be trying to instill fear — so that people will be scared to ask anything out of fear of retaliation.
Her so-called Catholicism that she says she holds onto is interesting: She does not obey the commands of God, it appears to me, so therefore she has no fear of God.
How does she justify abortion? (She has long been “pro-choice.”)
When she stands before God, she alone will provide an account to God Almighty, who created all things.
I simply cannot believe she abused the power of her office when she said, “Don’t mess with me.”
Pelosi campaign launches "Don't mess with Nancy" merchandise after house speaker's viral rebuke of reporter https://t.co/JuLaa6RNAg
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) December 8, 2019
Her followers can wear their shirts, but it won’t bother me.
A follower of Christ does not make threats to others, but only proclaims who God is and what He has done for all of us — and how to receive God’s salvation.
A version of this piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com; this article is used by permission.
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