Pelosi Says Pro-Hamas Protesters Are Connected To China
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was cornered by anti-Israel protesters outside her home this week calling for a ceasefire in the war between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas in Gaza. But Pelosi shouted back at them, asking them to “go back to China,” where she said their “headquarters” were located.
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As Pelosi was heckled by the protesters, she was seen trying to get into a vehicle and drive away. However, they were persistent in their calls, as they said that other Democrats have also been calling for a ceasefire.
“Go back to China, that’s where your headquarters is,” the former House Speaker retorted.
Pelosi’s comments are a bit confusing given it comes just one day after her appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” in which she suggested that the pro-Palestinian protesters calling for a ceasefire in the war in Gaza were paid by Russia.
Speaking to anchor Dana Bash, she stated that the protesters are echoing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s message.
“What we have to do is try to stop the suffering in Gaza … But for [the pro-Palestinian protesters] to call for a cease-fire is Mr. Putin’s message, Mr. Putin’s message. Make no mistake, this is directly connected to what he would like to see. Same thing with Ukraine. It’s about Putin’s message,” she stated.
Urging the FBI to investigate the matter further, she added, “I think some of these protesters are spontaneous and organic and sincere. Some, I think, are connected to Russia. And I say that having looked at this for a long time now, as you know.”
When Bash asked her to clarify if she believed some of the pro-Palestinian protesters were “Russian plants,” she replied, “Seeds or plants—I think some financing should be investigated, and I want to ask the FBI to investigate that.”
Her comments drew criticism from some quarters, including American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which stated that her remarks was dehumanizing to the Palestinian people.
“It is unconscionable that an individual with such influence in this nation would spread unsubstantiated smears targeting those who seek an end to the slaughter of civilians in Gaza and a just resolution to that conflict,” a spokesperson for CAIR said.