Pelosi: ‘I’m Trying to Save the World from COVID-19'
House Speaker responds to accusations she silent on destruction of statues
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy after he questioned her silence over a San Francisco statue was torn down by protesters.
Pelosi said she had no interest in engaging with McCarthy because she is "trying to save the world from the coronavirus."
The Republican House leader asked the House speaker if she would condemn the protesters in her district who knocked down the Golden Gate Park statue of St. Junipero Serra.
“Given that today is the Feast Day of Saint Junipero Serra, her condemnation of mob violence would be especially timely,” McCarthy said in a statement.
“Today should be a day for celebration.
"Instead, we’ve recently seen a violent leftwing mob tear down the statue of St. Serra in Speaker Pelosi’s district in San Francisco, California."
But Pelosi did not condemn the left-wing mob.
Instead, she dismissed McCarthy's accusations.
“I'm trying to save the world from coronavirus," Pelosi declared.
"I have no interest in about McCarthy, who hasn't had the faintest idea of our dynamic in our district.”
Pelosi later added:
“I think we should all review the statues and make decisions."
"I do agree they should come down more carefully," she added.
Serra was an 18th-century Franciscan priest who founded missions in California and was recently canonized by Pope Francis in 2015.
But the statue was torn down by protesters who claim he was a colonizer was against Native Americans.
Student activists at the University insist that the memorial of Abe Lincoln must be removed because, they say, the president, who ended slavery, is a “symbol of white supremacy.”
Last month, Pelosi failed to condemn her father for his role in erecting a so-called "racist" Confederate statue as leftists continue to demand the "offensive" monuments are torn down.
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In June, Pelosi demanded the removal of Confederate statues occupying the U.S. Capitol.
But the democrat speaker has remained silent on her father’s role in overseeing the dedication of the Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee Monument while serving as Baltimore’s mayor in 1948.
While formally requesting the removal of Confederate statues occupying the U.S. Capitol, Pelosi slammed them as “monuments to men who advocated cruelty and barbarism to achieve such a plainly racist end.”