Video of Pelosi Saying She’d Punch Trump Viewed 3M Times: ‘American Bada**’


A video showing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi saying she wanted to punch then-President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 has been viewed more than 2.5 million times on Twitter.

YOUTUBE: Nancy Pelosi says she will ‘punch’ Trump and happily ‘go to jail’ in new Capital riots footage

The footage, aired on CNN on Thursday and recorded by Pelosi’s daughter, filmmaker Alexandra, shows the speaker reacting to the idea that Trump could walk to the Capitol.

Nancy Pelosi Speaks to Media in GermanyNancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, speaks to the media prior to talks with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock at the Foreign Ministry on September 16, 2022 in Berlin. Pelosi has been praised for comments saying she wanted to punch former President Donald Trump out on January 6, 2021.SEAN GALLUP/GETTY IMAGES

In the video, an aide tells Pelosi that Trump has been told “they don’t have the resources to protect him here. So, at the moment, he is not coming. But that could change.”

“I hope he comes,” Pelosi said. “I’m gonna to punch him out.”

“I’ve been waiting for this… for trespassing on the Capitol grounds. I’m gonna punch him out, I’m gonna go to jail, and I’m gonna be happy,” she said.

A version of the video shared to Twitter by user Acyn has been viewed more than 2.7 million times on the social-media platform, while a version shared by The Recount had received more than 520,000 views.

Many Twitter users praised Pelosi’s comments in reaction to the footage.

“I make a motion that hereinafter Nancy Pelosi is referred to as ‘Bad-A** Madame Speaker,'” tweeted USA TODAY opinion columnist Michael J. Stern.

“She’d have done it too, because she’s just that much of a bada**,” Twitter account The Palmer Report wrote, sharing the footage.

Julia A. Pulver, a former Democratic candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives, shared a similar sentiment: “Nancy Pelosi will go down in history as an actual American Bada! #NancyIsABada.”

Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann described the video as “the greatest sound bite of the last seven years. It is what we have been dreaming to say and what we have been waiting to hear. Thank you, Nancy Pelosi!”

“This is why I freaking love Nancy Pelosi. She was 80 years old, and she was going to punch Donald Trump on Jan.6,” tweeted John Aravosis, editor of AMERICAblog.

Actor Nancy Lee Grahn wrote: “Nancy Pelosi speaks for me and everyone I’ve ever met that I didn’t want to punch out. The power inside this woman is what I wish for every woman on the planet.”

“Pelosi might not cut you, but she will punch you,” tweeted science reporter Benjamin Ryan.

Newsweek has asked Trump and Pelosi’s offices for comment.

CNN aired the footage on the same day as the House of Representatives’ Select Committee investigating January 6, 2021 held what is likely to be its final public hearing and voted unanimously to subpoena former President Trump.

Trump responded by questioning the timing of the move in a post on his Truth Social platform.

“Why didn’t the Unselect Committee ask me to testify months ago? Why did they wait until the very end, the final moments of their last meeting?” the former president wrote.

“Because the Committee is a total ‘BUST’ that has only served to further divide our Country which, by the way, is doing very badly – A laughing stock all over the World?”


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