Republican Party Chair Ronna McDaniel appeared on Fox News on Sunday and addressed what Democrats have been saying as “unfair.”
“I want to start with the attack on Paul Pelosi, it is getting all the headlines this weekend. He is recovering from surgery, expected to do well, have a full recovery. But the The Washington Post wasting no time, writing this, ‘For many Democrats the attack on on Nancy Pelosi’s husband represent the all but enviable conclusion of Republicans increasingly violent and threatening rhetoric toward political opponents.’ There is still a lot we don’t about this case, what do you make much that accusation?” Fox News anchor Shannon Bream said.
“Well, I think that’s unfair. I think this is a deranged individual. You can’t say people saying let’s fire Pelosi or let’s take back the House is saying go do violence. It’s just unfair. And I think we all need to recognize violence is up across the board. Lee Zeldin was attacked. We had an assassination attempt against Brett Kavanaugh. And Democrats didn’t refute — didn’t repudiate that. Joe Biden didn’t talk about the assassination attempt against Brett Kavanaugh,” the chairwoman said.
During the 911 call that Paul Pelosi, the husband of Speaker of the House and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, made, he referred to his attacker as a “friend,” The Daily Mail reported.
Pelosi as talking in code to the 911 operator as to not agitate his attacker, David DePape, but the operator knew something was amiss when Pelosi said to his attacker “What’s going on? Why are you here? What are you doing to me?”
The operator is then heard contacting police and saying “’He states there is a male in the home and that he is going to wait for his wife. He stated that he doesn’t know who the male is but that his name is David and that he is a friend. He sounded somewhat confused.”
“It was thanks to Mr Pelosi having the ability to make that call” and the “instincts of that dispatcher to realize something was wrong” that police were able to get to the scene quickly, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said to CNN. “They got there within two minutes to respond to this situation.”
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