Pelosi Rips into Republicans for Criticizing Left-Wing Rhetoric Before Shooting: ‘How Dare They?’
Pelosi Rips Into Republicans for Criticizing Left-Wing Rhetoric Before Shooting: ‘How Dare They?’ (The Washington Free Beacon)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) criticized Republicans during a Thursday press conference for blaming Wednesday's shooting on left-wing rhetoric.
A gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers early Wednesday morning while they were practicing for the bipartisan congressional charity baseball game. The gunman shot five people: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.), two Capitol Police officers, a congressional aide, and a lobbyist. The hospital treating some of the victims released a statement that said Scalise was still in critical condition. The gunman was shot and taken to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
A reporter asked Pelosi to comment on the possibility that the shooting could be used against the Democratic party politically because the shooter appeared to be motivated by anti-Republican sentiments.