Pelosi Holds Weekly Press Conference At Capitol

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stayed on the war path against Donald Trump on Wednesday, this time speaking with San Francisco Bay Area TV network KRON4, continuing to blame the president for the explosion of racial violence in the U.S.

The House Minority Leader discussed the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Phoenix, condemning the groups that protested there:

"Unfortunately what these, you call them alt-right they call themselves that, I call them Nazis, white supremacists, white nationalists, what they are doing is endangering people.

The president has embolden them and they are going to go around the country to other places as well."

Then, she dropped this little line after being asked about the upcoming rally held by conservative group Patriot Prayer:

“The Constitution does not say that a person can shout ... yell 'wolf' in a crowded theater. If you are endangering people, then you don’t have a constitutional right to do that.”

According to the Daily Caller, Pelosi misquoted Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., who presided over the landmark free speech case, Schenck v. United States (1919):

“The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic.”

The National Park Service initially withheld Patriot Prayer's permit to organize in San Francisco, but as of now, the group has the green light for the weekend.

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