Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks out on press conference after being shouted down by angry protesters screaming “LOCK HER UP SHE COMMITTED TREASON”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s recent failed Impeachment Plan against President Donald Trump have shaken up Washington, D.C., and led to a possible breakthrough on protecting young undocumented immigrants.
But Pelosi got a taste of the bitter pill any California Democrat faces in getting too close to Trump when a group of angry young protesters hijacked her San Francisco news conference on Tuesday morning to throw shades at her for such hideous attempt.
About 40 young protesters, including undocumented immigrants, surrounded her and unveiled protest banners as she prepared to discuss her work to pass the Dream Act in an event at College Track, an education nonprofit in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood.
Pelosi, who looked on uncomfortably from the middle of the protest, tried several times to talk with the demonstrators, telling them, “I totally agree with you”. But she barely got a few words in edgewise as they continued their Chants.
After about 30 minutes of ceaseless protest, Pelosi walked out the back door of the building, followed by Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, and Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, who were also at the event.
The reception Pelosi received shows the difficult tightrope she’s walking when it comes to Trump, said Bruce Cain, a Stanford political science professor: If she refuses to work with the president, she might not pass the Dream Act, which would protect young undocumented people brought to the U.S. illegally as children. But if she gets to apologize to Trump, she will face the wrath of liberal activists.
In several weeks, Pelosi and Adam Schiff had put the country on tension by formulating fake articles to impeach Trump, they had thought victory was close when they won at House Rep. But few days back, the Senate voted and acquitted President Trump and now their reputation and positions are at stake.