UPDATED 11:38 AM PT – Thursday, January 28, 2021
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is under fire for labeling Republican lawmakers as “the enemy within.” On Thursday, the top Democrat called for better security at the U.S. Capitol and baselessly accused Republicans of endorsing political violence.
Pelosi appeared to refer to remarks by congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-Ga.) who said she would bring a gun to the capitol to protect herself. The House Speaker’s remarks are widely seen as a call for a political purge against Republicans.
Q: “What exactly did you mean when you said that ‘the enemy is within’?”@SpeakerPelosi: “It means that we have members of Congress who want to bring guns on the floor and have threatened violence on other members of Congress.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 28, 2021
Republicans have said Pelosi’s claims are false and none of them have ever threatened violence against Democrats. Meanwhile, leftist terror-groups Antifa and Black Lives Matter continue to call for political repression of Republicans.