‘Like Throwing a Match Into a Tinderbox’: Gabbard Slams Pelosi’s ‘Enemy Within the House’ Remark

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Earlier, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi labelled legislators bringing weapons into Congress for their own protection as “the enemy within”, as several GOP Representatives revealed that they were armed and prepared to protect themselves during the Capitol Hill riots.

Former US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has denounced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent statements as “incredibly dangerous” at a time when the nation is “on edge” and divided.

Appearing on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” on Friday night, Democrat Gabbard, who opted not to seek reelection to the House of Representatives when she ran for president in 2020, was responding to Pelosi’s recent words, addressed to reporters in connection with the Capitol riot on 6 January.

Dwelling on subsequent security measures to protect lawmakers, Pelosi said Congress will need to provide money “for more security for members, when the enemy is within the House of Representatives, a threat that members are concerned about”.

Asked to clarify what she meant, Pelosi said, “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.”

The US politician and United States Army Reserve officer said that while she was in the House, she had been targeted with repeated threats on her life by an individual, with law enforcement indicting and convicting the suspect.

When asked by host Laura Ingraham if she believed that the House Speaker…

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