Rep. Steve Scalise and others ripped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for saying Republicans are “domestic enemies.”
“Disgusting: Nancy Pelosi just called Republicans ‘domestic enemies.’ I was shot because of this kind of unhinged rhetoric. Where’s the media outrage?” Scalise tweeted, referring to when he was shot during a practice session for the Congressional Baseball Game in 2017. The shooter, James Hodgkinson, had posted on social media comments such as “Republicans are the Taliban of the USA” before the shooting.
🚨 Disgusting: Nancy Pelosi just called Republicans "domestic enemies.”
I was shot because of this kind of unhinged rhetoric.
Where’s the media outrage? pic.twitter.com/cJZQ3E4dnU
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) August 24, 2020
Pelosi joined MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin on Monday and said President Trump’s goal is “to scare people from voting” and added that he and his Republican colleagues are “domestic enemies.”
“We take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. And sadly, the domestic enemies to our voting system and our honoring our Constitution are right at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., with their allies in the Congress of the United States,” she said, adding “diminishing the role of the Postal Service” makes them “enemies of the state.”
Others joined Scalise in denouncing Pelosi’s comments, with some calling the remarks “unhinged.”
In 2016, they called you “Deplorables.”
Now, Nancy Pelosi calls all Republicans “domestic enemies.”
Never forget —> They despise you. And the worst part is they don’t even try to hide it. pic.twitter.com/CP8yagYAHT
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) August 24, 2020
This attack is particularly egregious from a sitting Speaker who represents the body as a whole. If we cannot agree on condemning even this language, we have lost any sense of decorum or decency in our public debate. https://t.co/JRWjAYoTE9
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) August 25, 2020
Wow this is a major escalation of Nancy Pelosi’s unhinged rhetoric. She’s now labeling Republicans as "domestic enemies" and "enemies of the state". pic.twitter.com/G6GWL226g1
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 24, 2020
Pelosi Calls President Trump And GOP ‘domestic enemies’ Of The People. House Whip Scalise Slams Back
Is Pelosi declaring an actual war on Republicans. What type of call to action does she expect from Democrats? Look at what’s happening in our streets…https://t.co/pQyMIDYRsX
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) August 25, 2020
Nancy is controlled by the far-left. She continues to say things that escalate division in this country and now she’s labeling those who are in a different political party “enemies”. Nancy, you once said our words should calm and unite. What changed?https://t.co/SjrD8nmfwT
— Rep Rick Crawford (@RepRickCrawford) August 24, 2020
This is crazy coming from someone who literally abused impeachment power for her own party’s political purposes. But Democrats consistently allege against Trump and Republicans all the things they themselves are doing. It’s Pelosi who is the domestic enemy of the Constitution. https://t.co/FWHORcb5m4
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) August 24, 2020
Speaker Pelosi is at it again. Saying incredibly divisive things in order to win elections. This time the Speaker called Republicans “domestic enemies.” #TX10 pic.twitter.com/yrFRa30Xeg
— Team McCaul (@McCaulforTexas) August 25, 2020
Nancy Pelosi's rhetoric has becone unhinged and dangerous.
Yesterday, she called Republican lawmakers and the President "domestic enemies" of the state!
— Rep. Mike Johnson (@RepMikeJohnson) August 25, 2020
The Speaker called Republicans "enemies of the state?!" Assuming there will be unanimous bipartisan support to condemn her remarks, and widespread media condemnation. Right? https://t.co/Wg4kGx30AB
— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) August 25, 2020
The Speaker of the House of Representatives just called the President of the United States and Republicans in Congress "domestic enemies… enemies of the state."
Her words are beneath the office of Speaker and she should resign immediately. pic.twitter.com/W6PLBxXN6c
— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) August 24, 2020
Pelosi’s comments came on the first day of the Republican National Convention, which is slated to run until Thursday night.
Author: Emma Colton
Source: Washington Examiner: ‘I was shot because of this kind of unhinged rhetoric’: Steve Scalise and others blast Pelosi for ‘domestic enemies’ comment