Wednesday on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would “never forgive” former President Donald Trump and those who participated in the “insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
“I will never forgive those people and the president who instigated the insurrection for the trauma they caused to the workers in the Capitol, whether the young people who work in our offices, whether custodial staff who make the Capitol run, whether it was the Capitol Police,” Pelosi said. “They messed up my office, broke mirrors and stole stuff, and the rest, who cares. But I do care that the impact, the negative impact, the fright they instilled in people because they were doing their civic duty in the Congress of the United States.”
Fact check: there was no “insurrection,” and Trump did not incite any violence.
“Those people who came desecrated the Capitol,” she continued. “They desecrated with violation of what was happening there by trying to steal and destroy those mahogany boxes. They did it by looking for the vice president to scare him to go their way. I am always under threat, so, nothing new for me. If they want to defecate into the Capitol of the United States— just horrible, they were so horrible and disrespectful that it wasn’t even sane.”