Ronna McDaniel, the Chairwoman of the RNC, hurled heavy criticism at Democrats that tried to place the blame on Republicans for the recent attack against the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Paul Pelosi.
While speaking during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” McDaniel claimed that it was entirely “unfair” to place the blame against Republican Rhetoric in the wake of an assailant assaulting Pelosi inside of their home in San Francisco. McDaniel spotlighted the fact that Democrats did very little, if anything at all, to express their condemnation of similar violent attacks when a man carrying a sharp implement went after Lee Zeldin, a New York GOP gubernatorial candidate, or the recent alleged assassination plot carried out against Brett Kavanaugh, a conservative Supreme Court Justice.
“This is a deranged individual, you can’t say people saying, ‘let’s fire Pelosi’ or ‘let’s take back the House’ is saying ‘go do violence.’ It’s just unfair,” stated McDaniel, speaking about an op-ed from the Washington Post which placed blame onto Republican rhetoric for the recent attack.
“We all need to recognize, violence is up across the board. Lee Zeldin was attacked, we had an assassination attempt against Brett Kavanaugh, and Democrats didn’t repudiate that. Joe Biden didn’t talk about the assassination attempt against Brett Kavanaugh.”
“Of course, we wish Paul Pelosi a recovery,” she went on. “We don’t like this at all across the board, we don’t want to see attacks on any politician, from any political background.”
Allegedly, Pelosi was assaulted by a 42-year-old man at roughly 2:30 A.M. Friday morning. It was reported by CNN that the man attempted to restrain Paul Pelosi before the attack and repeatedly screamed, “Where’s Nancy?” Once police officials made to the home, the attacked claimed that he had been “waiting for Nancy,” as explained in the report.
Multiple Democrats that range all the way from President Joe Biden down to Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) were quick to jump on the bandwagon of throwing blame onto Republicans for the incident, as did various members of the mainstream media such as Andrea Mitchell with MSNBC.
However, one journalist, Michael Shellenberger, expressed via an exposé written on his Substack newsletter which made the claim that the suspect had lived alongside a nudist out in Berkeley within a homeless encampment. He was described by his neighbors as a “homeless addict with a politics that was, until recently, left-wing, but of secondary importance to his psychotic and paranoid behavior,” expressed Shellenberger.