Representative Nancy Pelosi expressed concerns about potential Russian funding for anti-Israel protestors in the United States, urging an investigation by the FBI.
She discussed the challenges Democrats face in organizing due to progressive anger over Biden’s support for Israel and the impact on young Americans.
Pelosi also highlighted the need to address the suffering in Gaza and suggested that some protestors may be connected to Russia, calling for a thorough investigation into potential financing.
“One of the challenges that Democrats might have in organizing is some anger in some corners of the progressive movement over Biden’s support for Israel in its war against Hamas terrorists. How concerned are you, especially since we have seen protesters over and over and over? How concerned are you that young Americans, progressives? I’m not suggesting they might vote for Donald Trump, but how concerned are you they might stay home?” Dana Bash asked.
“I’ve been the recipient of their exuberance as recently as in Seattle on Thursday, unfortunately, wanting to disrupt our very exciting Democratic meeting there. They are in front of my house all the time. I have a feeling for what feelings they have. We have to think about what we’re doing,” Pelosi said.
“What we have to do is try to stop the suffering in Gaza. This is women and children and people who don’t have a place to go, so let’s address that. For them 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,” she said.
“Same thing with Ukraine. It’s about Putin’s message. I think some of these protesters are spontaneous and, organic and sincere. Some are connected to Russia. I say that having looked at this for a long time.”
“You think some are Russian plants?” Bash asked.
“I think some financing should be investigated. I want to ask the FBI to investigate that,” Pelosi said.