Pelosi Comes Forward & Condemns ‘Looting, Starting Fires & Rioting’, GOP Responds: “Democrats’ Poll Numbers Are Dropping”

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) came forward and finally condemned “looting, starting fires and rioting” in the wake of several months of mob violence, occurring across the United States.

“We support peaceful demonstrations. We participate in them. They are part of the essence of our democracy. That does not include looting, starting fires, or rioting. They should be prosecuted. That is lawlessness,” Pelosi said on the House floor on Thursday.

“In a poll released today, it said that the American people support Congressional Democrats over President Trump in terms of dealing with the issue of crime in our country for all of their misrepresentations,” Pelosi also claimed.

During a press conference in July, Nancy Pelosi responded to a question about the toppling of a statue of Christopher Columbus on Independence Day in Baltimore, saying, “If the community doesn’t want the statue there, the statue shouldn’t be there. … But I don’t care that much about the statues. … People will do what they do,” Pelosi told a reporter.

The Columbus statue was taken off its podium and thrown into the Inner Harbor by protesters in July. The statue had stood near Baltimore’s “Little Italy” neighborhood and was put in place in 1984.

In August, Pelosi called Republicans “domestic enemies” and “enemies of the state” during an interview on MSNBC, in regards to America’s voting system. Congressman Steve Scalise fired back at the House Speaker, declaring, “I was shot because of this kind of unhinged rhetoric. Where’s the media outrage?” Continued Below

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) last month, pointed out that Pelosi’s “reckless comments have consequences”.

(Related: Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Pelosi Shows Up In D.C. Outside Of The Capitol To Join Protestors)

Meanwhile, upon hearing Pelosi’s comments on the House floor Thursday, Republicans responded on Twitter, suggesting that “Democrats’ poll numbers are dropping”.

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Related: Resolution To Remove Pelosi Reportedly In The Works As Repubs & Moderate Dems Grow Frustrated With House Leadership)