Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) didn’t get the welcome home she was hoping for when a heckler dropped the hammer on the Democrat congresswoman in a San Francisco restaurant.
A video of the incident emerged online and shows the heckler calling Pelosi out on numerous issues.
“Nancy, can you tell us why we have 150 billion dollars going to Ukraine when we have homeless on our streets in your own city?” the man yells at a shocked-looking Pelosi.
“Nancy, can I get some stock trading tips on how to get semiconductors in Taiwan,” he added, alluding to Nancy and Paul Pelosi’s shady stock market trades.
“Nancy, is your son involved with Hunter Biden?”
Pelosi appears to reply to the heckler but her staff members drown out her response as they try to remove the heckler.
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Pelosi recently got some bad news when Democrat Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) co-sponsored a bipartisan bill with Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) to ban stock trading by members of Congress.
“We are long overdue for a vote on legislation to ban Members of Congress and their spouses from trading individual stocks,” Spanberger said.
“Last Congress, we saw the TRUST in Congress Act receive the most bipartisan support of any effort to do so.
“We saw tremendous momentum, we saw growing support in our districts, and we saw growing recognition across the political spectrum that such a reform needs to be made now.
“I’ve been proud to lead the charge on this issue, and I want to thank my colleague Congressman Roy for his continued partnership as we reduce potential conflicts of interest in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.
“Our TRUST in Congress Act would demonstrate that lawmakers are focused on serving the interests of the American people — not their own stock portfolios.”
The TRUST in Congress Act is endorsed by several advocacy and government accountability organizations across the political spectrum — including the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), National Taxpayers Union, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Public Citizen, Campaign Legal Center, Taxpayers for Common Sense, FreedomWorks, Taxpayers Protection Alliance, Protect Democracy, Americans for Prosperity, Government Accountability Project, Issue One, PEER, Democracy12, Fix the Court, and ECU Action Fund.
Several of the groups’ leaders issued statements of support for the push to ban insider trading among Congress members.
“NTU is pleased to endorse the TRUST in Congress Act again, and we appreciate the ongoing leadership of this effort by Representatives Roy and Spanberger,” said Andrew Lautz, Director of Federal Policy, National Taxpayers Union (NTU).
“Members of Congress hold privileged positions of power and access to classified information, and should not be able buy, sell, and trade individual stocks during their time of service.”
“When Members of Congress trade stocks while they’re receiving privileged information during hearings and closed-door briefings from industry leaders, they erode the public’s trust and create the appearance of corruption, something that is worth guarding against as much as corruption itself,” said Nick Penniman, Founder & CEO, Issue One.
“That’s why Congress should ban Members and their immediate family members from trading individual stocks while in office.”
“The TRUST in Congress Act is a commonsense solution that has received strong bipartisan support, and it’s time for our leaders to act and pass this bill into law.”
“Voters have a right to know whether their elected officials are focused on the needs of the public, or are prioritizing their own personal wealth,” said Kedric Payne, Vice President, General Counsel, & Senior Director, Ethics, Campaign Legal Center.
“Based on how frequently and blatantly the 2012 Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act is violated by members of Congress, it is obvious that the current situation is not working.
“By preventing Members of Congress, their spouses, and their dependent children from buying, trading, or selling individual stocks while in Congress, the TRUST in Congress Act will greatly improve this situation and restore public trust in government.”
“Banning Members from owning or trading individual stocks is a concrete step Congress can take to reduce corruption and begin to restore the public’s faith in their elected officials,” said Tiffany Muller, President, End Citizens United / Let America Vote Action Fund.
“We applaud Rep. Spanberger’s leadership on this issue and encourage members of both parties to work with her to get this done.”
“The TRUST in Congress Act is bipartisan legislation sponsored by Reps. Spanberger and Roy prohibiting congressional stock trading activity,” said Craig Holman, Government Affairs, Public Citizen.
“The legislation leads the drive for this commonsense ethics reform.
“The current system that allows members of Congress to buy and sell stocks in businesses they oversee from their congressional perches is ripe for insider trading abuses.
“Members frequently have access to business information that is not available to the public, and members are also in a position to affect those same business markets, which is why the public demands that congressional stock trading be banned altogether.”
“At a time when over 70 percent of Americans believe members of Congress hold an unfair advantage in the stock market, TPA applauds Rep. Abigail Spanberger and Rep. Chip Roy for reintroducing the TRUST In Congress Act,” said Patrick Hedger, Executive Director, Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA).
“Requiring members to place securities, commodities, futures, and other comparable investments into qualified blind trusts while serving the American people is a strong step towards restoring the public’s faith in government.”
“Nancy, can you tell us why we have over $150 billion going to Ukraine when we have homeless on the streets in your own city?”
A man confronts former Democrat House Leader Nancy Pelosi in a San Francisco bar last week. pic.twitter.com/cxI1eYxkgT
— MintPress News (@MintPressNews) February 27, 2023