Pelosi On The Capitol Rioters: “I’m A Street Fighter– They Would Have Had A Battle On Their Hands”

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) claimed in an interview that she would have put up a fight had she encountered rioters at the Capitol on January 6th.

“Well, I’m pretty tough. I’m a street fighter,” Pelosi told USA Today while acknowledging that some rioters intended to harm her. “They would have had a battle on their hands,” The Hill reported.

Pelosi quipped that she had a weapon on her in the form of her stilettos. “I would have had these,” she said while lifting up her foot, according to USA Today.

“I was never personally afraid because I had so much security for myself,” said the California Democrat. “I was afraid for everybody else, and I’ll never forgive them for the trauma that they caused to the staff and the members.”

During the incident, rioters broke into the Speaker’s office, destroying and stealing various items in the process.

Pelosi also told USA Today that rioters were “setting out” to hurt her if security had not quickly evacuated her from the House chamber. Continued Below

Some users on Twitter responded to Pelosi’s remarks, appearing to mock the 81-year-old Democrat.

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