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Another group of protesters from the far-left organization CodePink inundated former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi inside the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday and shouted at her as she headed for a vote to send additional funds to Israel.
Medea Benjamin, a co-founder of the group, screamed at Pelosi along with several other members of the organization over the California Democrat’s support for the Jewish state as it continues its war against Hamas following a deadly sneak attack by the group that left nearly 1,300 Israelis dead on Oct. 7.
The organization posted a video of the confrontation on social media, writing, “Nancy Pelosi is an Israel apologist.”
“Today, she refused to answer for her support for Israel as we talked to her ahead of the House vote on sending $17.6 billion more to support Israel’s genocide in Gaza,” the group noted in its post.
The video begins with an 8-second clip of Pelosi gesturing for Benjamin to leave while asserting that CodePink is an American organization and not affiliated with China or Russia, which Pelosi implied during a confrontation with CodePink protesters at her home in California last month.
As she was inundated, Pelosi did not appear to offer any response.
“$1 million in sales,” one protester yelled from off-camera. “Congratulations on making money off genocide!”
“Shame on you!” another woman yelled. “Shame on you!”
“She’s making money while people are being slaughtered in Gaza,” another said.
Nancy Pelosi is an Israel apologist.
Today, she refused to answer for her support for Israel as we talked to her ahead of the House vote on sending $17.6 billion more to support Israel’s genocide in Gaza. @medeabenjamin pic.twitter.com/o1lRgW94cN
— CODEPINK (@codepink) February 6, 2024
Late last month, several people screamed and shouted at Pelosi during an event, which eventually caused her to end her speech and be escorted out of the venue.
A screaming woman who demanded “an end to the Zionist occupation” of Gaza by Israel interrupted the California Democrat as she was speaking at the Westin Hotel in Seattle, though it should be noted that the Jewish state withdrew all of its forces from that region in 2006.
“Nancy Pelosi, you are complicit in the Israeli crime of genocide!” the protester shouted.
“I’m an Iraqi refugee and I watch your government you represent kill a million of my people! You killed 70,000 Afghans, and now over 30,000 Palestinians have died due to your complicity! We demand an end to the Zionist occupation of Palestine! We demand an end to the 17-year-long brutal siege of Gaza to be lifted! We demand an end! End the occupation now!” the woman hollered.
She continued shouting, “End the occupation now!” as security escorted her out of the venue.
Another protester reportedly shouted during the speech, “I’m a Jewish person, I have ancestors who died in the Holocaust, I was always taught never again for anyone.”
“I want to be loud and clear, it is not anti-Semitic to fight for a free Palestine, to speak out against the multiple genocides that are happening,” the protester added.
NOW: Palestine solidarity activists disrupt Nancy Pelosi’s speech at a political fundraiser, calling out her complicity in the murder of millions Palestinians, Afghans and Iraqis. pic.twitter.com/Sfq1J99Xtc
— BreakThrough News (@BTnewsroom) January 25, 2024
Republicans who defended voting to open an impeachment investigation into President Joe Biden used Pelosi’s own words against her earlier this month.
By a party-line vote of 221-212, the Republican-controlled chamber approved the investigation in December, which is looking into whether Biden improperly benefited from his 53-year-old son Hunter Biden’s international business dealings. Hunter Biden had earlier declined an invitation to testify behind closed doors.
The move drew immediate pushback from Democrats, but Washington Examiner columnist Byron York pointed out that just a few years ago, then-House Speaker Pelosi made a similar decision and announced an impeachment inquiry into then-President Donald Trump.
“On October 15, 2019, three weeks after unilaterally declaring an impeachment inquiry, Speaker Pelosi, backed by Adam Schiff, insisted there was no requirement to hold an authorizing vote, and she would not hold an authorizing vote,” he tweeted.
Despite her support for impeachment proceedings against Trump while in office, Pelosi dismissed the idea of impeaching Biden, citing the purported achievements of Biden’s administration.