In an interview with USA Today last month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she would have put up a fight if insurrectionists had found her during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, offering that her stilettos would have become weapons.
Via Business Insider:
But if she hadn’t been safely evacuated in time? Pelosi said she wouldn’t have gone easily.
“Well, I’m pretty tough. I’m a street fighter. They would have had a battle on their hands,” she told the outlet.
She then reportedly suggested she could have used her four-inch-high stilettos as a weapon.
Insurrectionists could be heard in footage of the Capitol attack shouting Pelosi’s name and looking for her, pounding on doors.
Pelosi also said during the interview that she would never forgive the insurrectionists for the trauma they caused to lawmakers and staff in the building that day.
Pelosi told the outlet that her significant security presence made her feel safe during the riot, but she did worry for everybody else present.
“I’ll never forgive them the trauma that they caused to the staff and the members,” she said, noting that many are still trying to process the ordeal.
“I do think it will have an impact on how people decide to come to work here or stay to work here and the rest,” Pelosi said.
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