Impeachment witness and Constitutional Law Professor Jonathan Turley blasted Nancy Pelosi for contradictory statements during her appearance with Chris Wallace on Fox News.
Nancy Pelosi just said to Chris Wallace on Fox that she does not understand people publicly protesting civil liberties on lock down orders. However, this followed her defense of her calling people to join her in Chinatown in late February as a protest against discrimination…
Pelosi said that “leaders take responsibility” and do not blame others. However, when asked about her calling people out in mass to Chinatown in late February, she said it was because of what Trump “said about Asian Americans.” Trump did refer to “the Chinese virus,” not citizens
Sunday on Fox News, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was put on the spot by Chris Wallace and asked to explain her own controversial remarks about Chinatown on February 24th.
“If the president underplayed the threat in the early days, Speaker Pelosi, didn’t you as well?” Wallace asked.
Pelosi refused to admit any fault, responding “No! What we were trying to do is end the discrimination, the stigma that was going out against the Asian-American community and in fact, if you will look, the record will show that our Chinatown has been a model of containing and preventing the virus, and I’m confident in our folks there and thought it was necessary to offset some of the things that the president and others were saying about Asian-Americans and making them a target. A target of violence across the country.”
Wallace pressed again, to which Pelosi doubled down on her explanation, saying “No, I was saying that you should not discriminate against – discriminate against Chinese-Americans, as some in our administration were doing, by the way, they were labeling the flu and that. No, indeed. And again, I think you – if you check the record, and it’s current, you will see that Chinatown has been a model in all of this and that’s what we’re saying, look to them for answers. Don’t look to them to place blame.”
Watch Pelosi’s original remarks and judge for yourself.
FLASHBACK: Nancy Pelosi on 2/24/2020.
"Come to Chinatown. Precautions have been taken…We think it's very safe and want others to come."
Here’s Pelosi downplaying the coronavirus.pic.twitter.com/tP4QfphogB
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) April 19, 2020
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