Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Republicans “losers” in a new interview with the LGBTQ news website The Advocate.
Pelosi made the comments after LGBTQ interviewer John Casey who claimed that there is “hateful legislation in state Houses all over the country,” accusing Republicans are engaging of in “dangerous rhetoric.”
“I think they’re losers,” Pelosi said.
“They’re losers. They’re losing on guns,” the former Speaker charged.
“You know, we still don’t have the legislation we want, but the public is not really with them with all these mass shootings going on,” Pelosi said, in a characterized printed version of her exchange with the reporter.
“They’re losing on women’s right to choose, which is a losing issue for them and was during the last midterm election,” she added.
“So, what do they have? So now they turn to the trans and drag communities because they think that has some salience,” Pelosi said.
“I don’t know, does anybody really think that the drag issue is a threat? Of course not, so they’re going to lose on that too,” Pelosi added.
When the subject of drag queens came up, Pelosi said, “I’m happy to do whatever I can to support them.”
In a 2018 Hollywood Reporter piece, Pelosi was asked what politicians can learn from drag queens.
This is what she said:
“Authenticity. Taking pride in who you are. Knowing your power — that’s what I talk about in my brief segment on the show.”
“This idea of people believing in themselves, being themselves, taking pride in themselves, is not just a lesson for politicians but for everyone in the country.”
“And that’s why I was so excited and couldn’t resist being on the show.”
Pelosi’s remarks come just weeks after she was 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.”
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