A never-bef0re seen clip of Nancy Pelosi from January 6 has emerged in which the Speaker is shown threatening to “punch out” then-President Donald Trump if he marches to the U.S. Capitol.
She says she’d happily go to jail for it.
From The New York Post:
The clip opens with Pelosi in her office watching the one-term president delivering an incendiary speech during his “Save America” rally, in which he vowed to never concede the results of the election and urged his supporters to “walk down to the Capitol.”
Pelosi remarks that “it’s very dangerous what he’s doing,” then jokingly tells her aides to relay to Trump “if he comes here, we’re going to the White House,” which draws laughter.
The Speaker then looks out the window onto the Mall and remarks on the large crowd of Trump’s followers: “They’re marching up.”
Pelosi’s Chief of Staff Terry McCullough then informs her that the Secret Service had dissuaded Trump from coming to Capitol Hill because they do not have the resources to protect him there, but she notes “that could change.”
“If he comes, I’m gonna punch him out,” a defiant Pelosi exclaims. “I’ve been waiting for this, for trespassing on the Capitol grounds. I’m gonna punch him out, and I’m gonna go to jail and I’m gonna be happy.”
Watch the clip below: