House Speaker Nancy Pelosi received a less than warm welcome during an appearance at the Global Citizen Festival in New York on Saturday.
The 82-year-old house speaker was introduced on stage by Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, but the reaction was underwhelming at best.
Pelosi was in New York’s Central Park with her husband Paul, who Paul was arrested in Napa Valley earlier this year after crashing Porsche following a boozy dinner.
Unsurprisingly, Pelosi used the appearance to set out plans heading for Congress to tackle climate change issues. Still, the audience wasn’t impressed and could be heard booing as she expounded on “carbon pollution.”
“It’s thanks to your help that the United States recently enacted historic climate legislation, which will be a game changer,” Pelosi said as boos echoed throughout the festival, The New York Post reported.
“It will slash carbon pollution by 40 percent by 2030, it will give a historic, an historic $370 billion to fight the climate crisis,” Pelosi said.
Members of the crowd could also be heard yelling “let’s go!” as they became frustrated with left-wing politics being forced on them in what was meant to be a music festival.
Despite the unimpressed crowd, Pelosi continued her speech, saying the bill would result in “better water and air for our children” and “better-paying jobs and lower energy bills for their parents.”
The House Speaker could also be heard calling for “better water and air for our children” and “better-paying jobs and lower energy bills for their parents.”
Appearing as though Pelosi understood the crowds’ cold reaction to her, she agreed to keep her remarks short.
The event was one of the first public outings for the Pelosis since her husband was sentenced last month to three days in a California jail for crashing his Porsche while over-the- limit.
The event also featured performances from Mariah Carey, Metallica, The Jonas Brothers, and Usher.