Nancy D’Alessandro Pelosi, the current Speaker of the House of Representatives and a child of a known mob family in Baltimore, talked tough this week on Capitol Hill when she told reporters what she would have done if the mob that invaded the building on January 6 had caught up with her as she was whisked to safety.
When asked by USA Today if she was scared, Pelosi replied, “Well, I’m pretty tough. I’m a street fighter. They would have had a battle on their hands.”
Pelosi, 81, also gestured to the four-inch-high stiletto heels she was wearing.
“I would have had these” as weapons, she said.
Yes, it is possible to open a shin with stiletto heels, but not through the sort of clothing that is worn on a cold day in January.
However, Pelosi is over eighty years old, and fairly obviously arthritic, so the claim that she could do much damage was outright ridiculed online.
— Steve Cox (@RealSteveCox) April 14, 2021
Some things the world just doesn’t need to see.
Of course, Pelosi wasn’t finished. Oh, no. Since her office was one that was targeted, there was much more to be milked from the incident.
“I was never personally afraid because I had so much security for myself,” she said.
“I was afraid for everybody else, and I’ll never forgive them the trauma that they caused to the staff and the members,” she said, saying that “some members are still dealing with the aftereffects of the hours when rioters roamed the Capitol.”
“I do think it will have an impact on how people decide to come to work here or stay to work here and the rest,” she said…
“If, in fact, it is found that members of Congress were accomplices to this insurrection — if they aided and abetted the crime — there may have to be actions taken beyond the Congress, in terms of prosecution for that,” she said in January, according to The Hill.