At a Tuesday town hall meeting in Phoenix, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was heckled during her rant about “inordinate wealth” and was unable to recover from the biting question.
Pelosi is currently on a 100-city anti-GOP tax bill tour because, apparently, being a politician means constant campaigning and never working for the people. She was right in the middle of a spiritual lecture on the evils of getting rich when a member of the audience asked the obvious:
PELOSI: The national budget should be a statement of our national values… this is about our children’s future… It can’t possibly be a statement of values for us to talk about, as Martin Luther King said… “God… never intended for one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth while others live in abject, deadening poverty.” [applause] … Most people are not in deadening poverty, but some are. But most people have to struggle to make ends meet.
HECKLER: How much are you worth, Nancy? Are you in abject poverty?
PELOSI: No, we’re not talking about that. I’m a mother of five, I can speak louder than anybody.
Pelosi wasn’t interested in owning up to her own hypocrisy as a one-percenter. As The Washington Free Beacon has reported, “Pelosi’s annual property tax bill alone on three luxury homes last year— $137,000 — is more than twice the 2016 U.S. median household income of $59,039.”
Those are just “crumbs” to you though, huh, Nance? Just like those working families getting $1,000 bonuses thanks to the GOP tax bill you so despise. Someone needs to get her the memo that most of the country likes the tax cuts no matter what the House minority leader has to say.
Special thanks to the heckler who should be hailed as a national hero for putting Pelosi in her place.
H/T Washington Times