House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was mercilessly heckled during a speaking event with economist Paul Krugman, being accused of being a “sad old drunk” and “war criminal.”
The event at The City University of New York’s Graduate Center became chaotic after Pelosi was interrupted four times, mainly over foreign policy and corruption.
One heckler told Pelosi she belonged in the “depths of hell.”
“You know Pelosi, that’s a very good place for you in the depths of hell,” the heckler screamed.
“For some reason, you have a very bad obsession of getting us into war. Hey, why is it that you did not admit that there were no WMDs in Iraq?” the heckler continued.
“You lied us into a war in Iraq. You got us to invade Afghanistan. Now over 90 percent of those people are impoverished and are dying,” the heckler shouted.
“Why don’t you tell the truth about Nordstream?” the heckler boldly asked the former Speaker.
However, some of Pelosi’s supporters could be heard booing the heckler, but the message to Pelosi was clear.
One attendee asked the former speaker, “Why did we destroy Nordstream? You’re leaving millions of Germans without energy.”
Pelosi was heckled even more, as the attendee continued, “people like you should be arrested, you are a war criminal!”
After removing one heckler, another stood up and continued the outbursts, creating a panicked version of ‘whack a mole’ for Pelosi’s security.
“Hey congresswoman, I came to see a warmonger but you’re a sad old drunk! What happened? When you went to Taiwan, were you looking for Ukraine? Did we blow up the Nordstream on accident or on purpose?” The man shouted.
“Did you know about that? … You’re a war criminal by definition, Ms. Pelosi. You got some nerve,” the heckler added.
“You goddam war criminal! How many people have died in your fucking name?” the heckler continued.
Two more hecklers stood up after that but were swiftly removed from the theatre by security.