(RightWingAmericans.Com)- The daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Christine Pelosi, shocked the country on Sunday when she appeared to praise Senator Rand Paul’s attacker who was responsible for the Republican needing major surgery.
After Senator Paul announced he had tested positive for coronavirus, Pelosi responded by saying Paul’s neighbour, who physically attacked him in 2017, was “right.”
Following the assault, Paul suffered broken ribs, pneumonia, and had part of his lung removed in major surgery. His neighbour, Rene Boucher, pled guilty to the assault and paid Paul around $580,000 in medical expenses and damages.
Christine Pelosi endorsed the violent act in a since-deleted tweet. Responding to a tweet by the congressional reporter for the Washington Post, Paul Kane, Pelosi said: “Rand Paul’s neighbour was right.” Kane’s tweet referenced Senator Mitt Romney, who recently tested negative for coronavirus, who was fearful of getting the disease because his wife suffers from MS.
The unprovoked and unhinged comment from Pelosi was widely criticized.
Mollie Hemingway, the Senior Editor for The Federalist, described how Pelosi’s comments were “Truly awful.”
Democrat leader’s daughter encouraging violent attacks on Republican senators. Truly awful. https://t.co/G65IwElP6M
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) March 23, 2020
White House correspondent for The Washington Times, Paul Bedard, pondered which side “is the nastiest.”
Which side is the nastiest btw? Nancy Pelosi’s daughter: ‘Rand Paul’s neighbor was right’ https://t.co/RLFK8qKezi
— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) March 23, 2020
Pelosi may have deleted the tweet, but the people haven’t forgotten. She also hasn’t offered an apology, explained her comment further, or responded to requests from the media.
What possessed her to endorse violence and think she could get away with it?
Paul is the first senator to test positive for the virus and didn’t appear to expect to be diagnosed. A statement from his office, published on Twitter, said that he was “feeling fine” and that the test was only being done “out of an abundance of caution.”
Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events. He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 22, 2020
The announcement was made on Sunday night, but by Tuesday, it was confirmed.