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Pelosi: I Didn't Call Police Stormtroopers, I Said They Acted Like Stormtroopers


ARI MELBER, MSNBC: Before we lose you, because I know your time is short, there's one clip from the hearing I did want to play for your benefit. As you know in the news, we have what people say and we always try to get a fair response.

And he did speak about your comments about law enforcement, so for your response let's take a look at that.


REP. DOUG COLLINS (R-GA): And the stormtrooper comments by the speaker of the House -- and we know that that is a direct reference to the paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party.

Don't you think it encourages the violence that we're seeing and encourages the participation against the police?

BILL BARR, U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: I think that's possible, and I think it's irresponsible to call these federal law enforcement officers stormtroopers.


MELBER: The Attorney General --


PELOSI: Well, actually I said they acted -- yeah.

MELBER: Well, let me -- I'm just going to read it to you -- just -- I want everyone to hear what he said. He implied under oath that it is possible that this would be dangerous to law enforcement, and he called your remarks irresponsible.
And we give you the floor.

PELOSI: He -- I never heard him say anything about Rudy Giuliani when he said they were like stormtroopers, when they went into Michael Cohen -- was at his home or that -- or when one of his other henchmen said that the law enforcement were like the Gestapo when they went into one of the other president's henchmen's place. I said they acted like stormtroopers, and they did. And my colleagues have said that as well.

What is -- I'm an organizer; that's how I came into all of this, chair of the California Democratic Party. And peaceful protest is who we are and what we do. And do some other people come along and try to disrupt? Yes. But you don't send in people acting like stormtroopers into the scene and evoking even more, even more unease and unrest.

But he should be answering for what he did at Lafayette Square; a disgrace.
So this is, it's really -- he was like a blob. He was like a -- just a henchman for the president of the United States, instead of the attorney general of the United States of America.
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