House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claims Republicans are having a “limbo contest” to see “how low” they can go after two of their House members were censured for participating in the committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Pelosi said, “You’ve heard me say again and again that the Republicans seem to be having a limbo contest with themselves to see how low they can go. They seem to have reached rock bottom with their statement that what happened on Jan. 6 was ‘legitimate political discourse.'”
“I say this to Republicans all the time, take back your party from this cult…America needs a strong Republican Party and a strong Democratic Party. But it has been hijacked,” she added.
She also took a shot at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) after he “literally ran away from the press” when he was asked about the censure resolution.
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"Republicans seem to be having a limbo contest with themselves to see how low they can go,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi says of RNC resolution referring to Jan. 6 as “legitimate political discourse.”
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 9, 2022
Pelosi’s comments come days after the Republican National Committee (RNC) voted to censure Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) over their participation in the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
The resolution accused the two lawmakers of participating in a “Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse.”
McCarthy pushed back on claims that that phrase referred to the riot as he claimed that phrase was about a subpoena of RNC members who were in Florida on the day the riot took place.
On Tuesday, a reporter attempted to ask McCarthy a question about censure resolution, but he brushed off the question as one that is “not good” to ask in hallways and quickly walked away. Instead, he suggested the reporter should make an appointment with his office to ask him questions.
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