Last Updated on February 17, 2022
In an interview with establishment mouthpiece USA TODAY, Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) asserted that she is a “street fighter” and would have used her stiletto high heels to conduct “battle” against the mostly peaceful Capitol Hill protesters who briefly occupied the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
“Well, I’m pretty tough. I’m a street fighter,” said Pelosi. “They would have had a battle on their hands,” Pelosi told USA TODAY. She then lifted her foot and pointed at her 4-inch high stiletto heels, and told USA TODAY, “I would have had these” to use as improvised weapons.
Besides, she said with a laugh, lifting a foot clad in her classic 4-inch-high stilettos, “I would have had these” to use as weapons. Pelosi then admitted that, due to the extreme security assignment she is granted as Speaker of the House, she had no fear of being met by protesters on January 6.
“I was never personally afraid because I had so much security for myself,” Pelosi told the outlet. “I was afraid for everybody else, and I’ll never forgive them the trauma that they caused to the staff and the members.”
Only hours before the interview, USA TODAY acknowledges that Pelosi spoke at the memorial service for slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer William F. “Billy” Evans, who police say was murdered by a Noah Green, black supremacist Muslim and devotee of the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan, after the man rammed his vehicle into a barrier in Washington, D.C., fatally injuring the officer. The attack left Evans dead and more than 130 officers injured. Pelosi called the man “a martyr for our democracy.”
Greene made several Facebook posts about his devotion to the Islam, specifically Nation of Islam and Farrakhan. Days before police say he committed the attack, he donated over $1,000 to the Nation of Islam. Greene also once claimed that the United States government is the number one enemy of black people.
USA TODAY apparently did not ask Pelosi about Greene’s extremist Muslim beliefs, or did not see fit to include her remarks on the subject in its April 13 article. However, the outlet noted that Pelosi is open to pursuing a 9/11-esque commission to study the mostly peaceful Capitol Hill protests.