House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stopped in Phoenix Tuesday to discuss how the “disastrous” tax cuts approved by Congress last year are impacting working families and talk trash about President Trump’s proposed budget.
But Pelosi’s hypocritical comments were apparently too much for one heckler, who called the wealthy career politician out for her duplicity at the Arizona Center for Economic Progress.
“These issues about the tax cuts and then the cuts to initiatives that help people, that’s part of the budget. The national budget should be a statement of our national values, what is important to us as a nation,” Pelosi preached. “Which makes us strong and builds for the future should be reflected in our budget.“But what we have seen here is the complete opposite,” she claimed. “So this isn’t about Democrats or Republicans. This is about the United States of America and our children’s future. …
“It can’t possibly be a statement of values for us to talk about, as Martin Luther King said, … ‘God never intended for one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth while others live in abject deadly poverty,’” Pelosi said to applause. “So these are kitchen table issues for most of America’s families. Most people are not in deadly poverty, but some are. But most people have to struggle to …”
At least one woman wasn’t buying it and shouted from the crowd to cut Pelosi off.
“How much are you worth, Nancy?” the woman yelled.
“No, we’re not talking about that,” Pelosi shot back, raising her voice to speak over the woman. “In any event … I can out … I’m a mother of five, I can speak louder than anybody.”
Pelosi’s screed in Arizona is part of a 100-city tour organized by Democrats to frame the recent Republican tax cuts as an assault against low-income Americans in favor of the ultra-rich.
Pelosi, of course, is among the richest of the rich in Congress.