by Frank Holmes, reporter
As she’s lecturing other people to mask up—even threatening them with discipline from the Capitol police—Nancy Pelosi flaunted her hypocrisy by holding a massive campaign fundraiser with unmasked fat-cat donors.
Video footage shows Pelosi speaking to a luncheon to benefit Democrats running for Congress—and thus, keep her job as Speaker of the House—over the weekend. The rows and rows of donors were crammed together side-by-side, and not one of them was wearing a mask… including Madame Speaker.
The event was a super-exclusive fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in the heart of wine country: California’s Napa Valley.
To make matters worse, the price to get in the door ranged from $100 to an astounding $29,000 a person. The CDC says that Napa County currently rates “High” for transmission of the coronavirus and its more infectious Delta variant.
But obviously, with such a large price tag, Pelosi couldn’t let the attendees socially distance; they need as many as possible herded into her money trough.
And that’s exactly what the video shows: row after row of well-dressed, well-coifed rich people talking, laughing, and chowing down with not a mask in sight. “Are they vaxxed? Who knows?” asked Monica Showalter in The American Thinker. “If someone’s going to contribute $100,000 to Democrats, does anyone think Pelosi’s going to ask?
Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi is shown wearing a pink blazer and droning on into a microphone about “how we are reaching out to young people.” Young people like authenticity; maybe try that with mask mandates.
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The man who’d like to replace her, Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said, “Speaker Pelosi wants to lock you down again while she wines and dines with her political donors. It’s utter hypocrisy.”
He shared the explosive 19-second video on social media —
Speaker Pelosi wants to lock you down again while she wines and dines with her political donors. It's utter hypocrisy. https://t.co/PmiygfqN7F
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) August 22, 2021
Surprisingly, the eye-watering cost of admission and video of the unmasked elites came from a member of the establishment media: New York Times reporter Kenneth P. Vogel.
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) August 22, 2021
The descriptions say that nobody is masked, but that’s not quite true—every waiter and porter in the video is wearing a thick, dark mask over their nose and mouth. They also all appear to be minorities, while every one of the woke Speaker’s unmasked, deep-pocketed friends seems to be white.
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“Apparently, the poor and black are the source of the pestilence and are subject to life-altering rules just to earn a living. The limousine liberals? Membership has its privileges,” wrote Showalter.
While the leader of Democrats in Congress claims that people like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are killing people by not forcing schoolchildren to wear a mask eight hours a day, the DNC’s high-roller set hobnobs with no social distancing and no masks.
The liberals called every Trump rally, anti-mask-mandate protest, or motorcycle event a “superspreader event” — but it’s funny: Democratic fundraisers and ex-president’s birthday parties aren’t superspreader events.
The hypocrisy is especially heavy with Nancy Pelosi.
During the heaviest time of California’s lockdown, Pelosi got caught walking into a stylist’s office to get her hair done—without wearing a mask. And when the video got out, she said she’d been “set up.”
But then, on the floor of the House of Representatives, she fined Republican physician and veteran Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa $500 for not wearing her mask in Congress — despite Miller-Meeks being fully vaccinated.
Pelosi said she wanted to follow the science… and has even threatening to have Capitol police hassle people off the floor of the House if they aren’t wearing their masks. But that doesn’t apply when it comes to her or her party’s richest funders.
The event happened in Pelosi’s home state of California, where voters decided that Gavin Newsom deserves to be recalled for infamous footage of himself dining with lobbyists and donors at the elegant French Laundry.
Frank Holmes is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”