Iranian Protesters, Upset With Being Dismissed by Pelosi, Launch Hashtag #NancyPelosiFakeNews

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters during her weekly news conference, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2018. After several questions about President Donald Trump and his policies, Pelosi responded: The President said he was going to drain the swamp. He has become the swamp. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) really went over the line with some of her remarks on ABC News with George Stephanopoulos.

We hit on a lot of parts of the interview already, including her game-playing, suggesting that she might still call John Bolton if the Senate did not have witnesses.

This, despite the fact that she wouldn’t allow Republican fact witnesses during the House proceedings. She had ample time to call witnesses but decided it was just too “urgent” to impeach Trump, then sit on the articles for three weeks. It was the House’s job to conduct an investigation, it’s not the Senate’s job to rectify all their failings until Democrats get what they want.

We reported how her language was far from “prayerful,” attacking President Donald Trump with words that sounded almost like a threat, that “one way or another” Trump would not be president next year, and he would be “impeached forever.” Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) pointed out how her comments completely exposed the impeachment as completely political.

She went full-on conspiracy theory, accusing Trump and even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) of being in league with Vladimir Putin, according to a Washington Post reporter.

She didn’t explain how taking out IRGC terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani tailors with being a puppet of Russia given the alliance between Iran and Russia. That would show up the illogic of the proposition.

But she really went over the slide when she threw the Iranian protesters under the bus.

Stephanopoulos asked her if she supported the protesters. “Do you support those protesters? And would it be a good thing if they brought the regime down?”

Now, her immediate response should be “yes.” It was not.

From Daily Wire:

“Well, the protesters are protesting, as I understand it, this brand of protesters, about the fact that that plane went down. And many students were on that plane,” she said. “These are largely students in the street.”

“I think the Iranians should have not had commercial flights going off there,” she said, in an obvious assertion before being interrupted by Stephanopoulos.

“They’re calling out the regime for lying. They’re saying ‘Death to Khamenei,’ as well,” he stressed, referencing Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

“Well whatever it is,” said Pelosi, dismissively. “But the fact is this: There were protesters in the street before against the regime. After the taking out of Soleimani, there were protesters in the street joined together, as you know, against us. It wasn’t good.”

She acknowledged “taking down” the plane was a “terrible tragedy” but emphasized, “there are different reasons why people are in the street.”

Well, needless to say, that was just awful and not supportive. The protesters are risking their lives to stand up against a tyrannical government they’ve had to deal with for 40 years and they’re just tired of the oppression and all the lies.

The protesters in Iran heard her and wanted to let her hear from them. So they created a hashtag #NancyPelosiFakeNews.

Iranian-Americans here had a message for her as well.

Others are joining in on the hashtag to help promote the issue.

HT: Twitchy