After her heated impeachment attack, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was asked by a reporter if she hated President Donald Trump, to which she angrily barked back, defending her character by claiming her Catholic faith precludes her from hating anyone.
“Do you hate the president, Madame Speaker?” reporter James Rosen of the Sinclair Broadcast Group asked at a news conference Thursday, according to Fox News.
The fiery Democrat quickly jumped on the defensive and used her religion to claim she is incapable of hatred.
"I was raised in a Catholic house,” Pelosi insisted. "We don't hate anybody – not anybody in the world – so don't accuse me of that."
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“As a Catholic, I resent your using the word 'hate' in a sentence that addresses me,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lectured Sinclair reporter James Rosen.
“Don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that,” she concluded.
Biden lost his cool at a campaign event in Iowa, where a Democrat voter accused the then-Vice President of using his influence to help son Hunter land a well-paying executive position at Ukrainian gas company -- despite having no experience.
The voter appeared to be a Democrat, since he criticized Trump and urged Biden to drop out to allow a younger candidate a chance at the nomination.
Biden called the man a “d*** liar” over his Burisma allegations and, responding to criticism of his age, challenged the vote to an I.Q. test and push-ups, and called the man “fat.”
Scott Whitlock of the Media Research Center says a complicit media obediently ignores Biden’s gaffes or dismisses them as “Uncle Joe” being himself.
“So I think when [Biden] makes these gaffes that he makes frequently, he's sort of given an excuse because they view him as likeable,” Whitlock tells OneNewsNow.
When Rosen assured her that he never accused her of anything, Pelosi became even more incensed, spun around, returned to the podium and warned him, “Don’t mess with me!”
Pelosi had earlier labeled Trump a “cruel” man and followed up Rosen’s response with more reminders about her faith when she returned to the well.
"As a Catholic, I resent you using the word, ‘hate’ in a sentence that addresses me," Pelosi expressed to Rosen.
Catholic League President Bill Donohue says Pelosi’s depiction of the president as cruel could definitely send the message that she hates the president – despite her claim of innocence using her professed Catholicism as so-called proof.
“What bothers many practicing Catholics is her selective invocation of her Catholic status,” Donohue stated in a Thursday press release issued by The Catholic League.
He argues that her unbiblical stances on moral issues serves as evidence that she does not hold Catholic convictions regarding sinful behavior and morality.
“Pelosi is a champion of abortion rights, for any reason, and at any time of pregnancy, including instances when a baby can be killed who is 80-percent born – note [that] the U.S. bishops recently named ‘the threat of abortion’ as the ‘preeminent priority’ for Catholics,” the Catholic leader recounted.
He also points out her unbiblical support of homosexuality and so-called LGBTQ “rights.”
“Pelosi rejects the Church's teachings on marriage, holding that two men can marry and raise a family – adopted children, of course – in a manner that is no different from the normal arrangement of a man and a woman,” Donohue added. “Pelosi works tirelessly to support bills like the Equality Act that would devastate religious liberty while also undermining the Catholic Church.”
He also criticized her duplicity in opposing school vouchers for indigent minorities – even though he says she would never send children from her family to the public schools she insists others attend.
It is argued that the secular values Pelosi promotes indicate she is anything but the true Catholic she professes to be.
“Pelosi is such a rank hypocrite that she not only selectively – and defensively – wears her religion on her sleeve, she has the gall to call herself a ‘conservative Catholic,’” Donohue concluded. “She would be well advised either to stop rejecting Church teachings on core moral issues, or stop playing the Catholic card to justify her opposition to them.”
Donohue was referring to Pelosi’s claim that she made 17 years ago about holding “conservative” Catholic beliefs.
“Yes, I’m a liberal Democrat, but I’m a conservative Catholic,” Pelosi to told CNN’s Inside Politics in November 2002.