Monday, March 27, 2017
Pelosi Gets No Love. Ultra Left Does Not Like Her.
Pelosi clashes with constituents: ‘Do you want to listen or just speak?’
The House Minority Leader found that out the hard way when her constituents attending a Saturday town hall meeting in San Francisco repeatedly shouted out and jeered as she said what they apparently thought were wobbly statements.
Several times, she clashed with her own constituents, who were largely sympathetic to her agenda.
Appearing with Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Pelosi was confronted by activists with Indivisible, a group that has been turning out left-wing citizens largely at Republican town hall meetings across the country.
When Pelosi told the group that she has supported a single-payer health scheme for 30 years, shouts and jeers erupted.
“Sorry?” a confused Pelosi said looking out into the crowd.
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When Pelosi said “certain respects” of Obamacare have gone “to the left” of “Medicare for all,” many in the crowd weren’t buying that, either.
“Yes, yes, yes,” Pelosi said, raising her voice. “Do you want to listen or do you just want to speak?” she quizzed the audience.
Moments later, she said Democrats got the next best thing to single payer by “putting as many benefits in the bill as possible.” Then she paused and lectured the audience to “listen up” to her next statement.
When Pelosi was answering another question, a constituent began shouting about single payer, apparently skeptical about Pelosi’s support.
“I have always supported that,” she said. “I have been supporting it before you were born,” she said as some in the audience gasped and others cheered.
Speaker Paul Ryan recently defended scheduling only eight sessions days in April, claiming his members wanted to return to their districts to solicit feedback from constituents.
If this is how Indivisible is treating their darling, Nancy Pelosi, how are Republicans going to fair any better?