Christine Pelosi, daughter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to the news of Senator Rand Paul testing positive for coronavirus, saying his neighbor was “right”, according to Breitbart News.
Breitbart News also reported that Christine Pelosi did not specify exactly what she meant by the comment, but it has been interpreted by many that she was talking about the man who assaulted Senator Rand last year.
Mollie Hemingway, a senior editor for the Federalist called Pelosi’s act of “encouraging” of attacks on Republican senators “truly awful.”
Democrat leader’s daughter encouraging violent attacks on Republican senators. Truly awful. https://t.co/G65IwElP6M
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) March 23, 2020
This got a string of responses from editors, columnists, and Turning point USA’s Charlie Kirk.
“Nancy Pelosi’s daughter just endorsed the felony assault against Sen. Rand Paul.” said Seann Davis, the co-founder of the Federalist.
Nancy Pelosi's daughter just endorsed the felony assault against Sen. Rand Paul. https://t.co/kQpPM0Dyjt
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 23, 2020
“Which side is nastiest?” Paul Bedard, a columnist for the Washington Examiner said.
Which side is the nastiest btw? Nancy Pelosi's daughter: 'Rand Paul's neighbor was right' https://t.co/RLFK8qKezi
— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) March 23, 2020
Charlie Kirk took to Twitter and said, “Rand Paul was just diagnosed with the deadly Chinese Virus And Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, @sfpelosi tweeted: “Rand Paul’s neighbor was right” in reference to the man that beat Senator Paul and sent him to the hospital Will @SpeakerPelosi condemn this?”
Rand Paul was just diagnosed with the deadly Chinese Virus
And Nancy Pelosi's daughter, @sfpelosi tweeted:
"Rand Paul's neighbor was right" in reference to the man that beat Senator Paul and sent him to the hospital
Will @SpeakerPelosi condemn this?
RT so she can't ignore!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 23, 2020
This is truly horrifying.
— Mark Meckler (@MarkMeckler) March 23, 2020
Rand Paul’s neighbor was right https://t.co/hjKjVq0Hwx
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) March 22, 2020
More from Breitbart:
Paul remains asymptomatic of the coronavirus. He said in a statement Monday his compromised lung remains a concern for him during the coronavirus pandemic.
Paul had lung surgery as the result of his neighbor assaulting him in 2017. Paul suffered multiple broken ribs and contracted pneumonia after being tackled in his yard by his neighbor. Rene Boucher, Paul’s neighbor, later pled guilty in 2018 to assaulting a member of Congress and the court award Paul roughly $580,000 in damages and medical expenses.
House Speaker Pelosi’s office has yet to respond to a comment request from Breitbart News over whether she agrees with her daughter’s comment about Sen. Paul.
Pelosi’s daughter has spread much of the Democrat rhetoric surrounding the fight over the coronavirus package going through the Senate. Republican and Democrat congressional leaders were nearly at a deal to pass a “phase three” coronavirus package until Pelosi decided to end the negotiations and push her own bill through the House.
Christine Pelosi wrote on Monday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was establishing a slush fund and tax cuts for “billionaires.”
“Mitch is going to lose a second Senate vote today,” Pelosi wrote. “Good! Democrats are standing strong to provide relief to small businesses, gig workers, and against the corporate bailout #MoscowMitchSlushFund. While bots have #NancyPelosi trending, stay focused – workers and #familiesfirst!”