Pelosi Gets Shredded on ABC Over Iran Comments
On Sunday during an interview on ABC News, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi got shredded after she was asked about her views on the growing protests in Iran against their oppressive government.
The Daily Wire reports:
After initially lying about the cause of the horrific crash of a Ukrainian passenger jet that took the lives of all 176 people on board, Iran finally admitted late last week what the world suspected: they shot down the Ukrainian 737, claiming that the plane was accidentally targeted when it turned toward an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) military base the night the regime launched missiles at two Iraqi bases where U.S. troops were stationed.
Iran’s admission — which came after three days of Iran’s leaders accusing America of “propagating fallacies” about the crash as part of a “psychological operation” against the country — added more fuel to a growing uprising against the terror-sponsoring regime, Iranians taking to the streets, photos and video showing protesters “attacking images of former Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani while also refusing to walk on American and Israeli flags.” Over the weekend, the Iranian government responded by firing “tear gas, rubber bullets and eventually live ammunition to disperse demonstrators.”
During the interview on ABC News, show host George Stephanopoulous asked the Speaker if she supports the ongoing protests, asking if she thinks it would be a “good thing” the Iranian government was overthrown.
Pelosi tried tiptoeing around the question and instead downplayed Iran’s takedown of the 737 plane while undermining the protests.
“We’re seeing now demonstrations in the streets of Iran against the regime,” Stephanopoulos started. “Do you support those protesters? And would it be a good thing if they brought the regime down?”
“Well, the protesters are protesting, as I understand it, this brand of protesters, about the fact that that plane went down. And many students were on that plane,” she stated. “These are largely students in the street.”
“I think the Iranians should have not had commercial flights going off there,” she continued.
“They’re calling out the regime for lying. They’re saying ‘Death to Khamenei,’ as well,” the ABC News host said while referring to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
“Well whatever it is,” said Pelosi. “But the fact is this: There were protesters in the street before against the regime. After the taking out of Soleimani, there were protesters in the street joined together, as you know, against us. It wasn’t good.”
After trying to blame the Iran situation on President Trump, Pelosi grudgingly admitted that shooting down a passenger plane was bad. “Taking down this plan is a terrible, terrible tragedy,” she said, “and they should be held accountable for letting commercial flights go at a time that was so dangerous.”
Pelosi then downplayed the protests once again by saying, “But there are different reasons why people are in the street.”
The Daily Wire reports: “Pelosi’s problematic response to Stephanopoulous’s straightforward question — which appeared to be motivated by the speaker’s focus on making sure the Trump administration doesn’t get any credit for the Iranian people turning against the terror-sponsoring regime — earned the attention of RNC Research, which posted a clip of the exchange. “Pelosi dismisses protests in Iran against regime, ‘different reasons why people are in the street,’” RNC Research captioned the video.”