While President Biden may claim he wants to unify the nation, there doesn’t seem to be a single Democrat out there that has taken that to heart, including Biden himself.
The latest example of “unity” is Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi opting to talk about the grave threat facing members of Congress. That threat? Apparently, it’s other members of Congress.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the chamber will likely allocate more money for members of Congress to invest in additional security to protect them from the likes of violent rioters who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 — but also from the “enemy” within the House.
“We will probably need a supplemental [budget] for more security for members when the enemy is within the House of Representatives — a threat that members are concerned about in addition to what is happening outside,” Pelosi said during her weekly news conference Thursday at the Capitol.
When asked for clarification on what she means about the enemy within, Pelosi specifically called out fellow members of Congress.
“It means we have members of Congress who want to bring guns on the floor and have threatened violence on other members of Congress,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi’s comments came after 32 members of Congress wrote to House leadership Thursday about members facing a “significant uptick in threats of violence and even death.”
Except, she hasn’t cited a single member of Congress who has actually issued a threat.
See, my guess as to what she’s doing is the age-old leftist trick of equating “carrying a gun” to “threatening people’s lives directly.” It’s a load of male bovine excrement and we all know it, but the media didn’t bother to probe any deeper. They simply took it at face value.
In the process, though, both the uncritical media and Pelosi herself are continuing to drive a wedge deeper and deeper between the two sides in this nation.
Look, we’re never going to agree on a lot of policy positions, like gun control, but now she’s painting her opposition as an out and out threat to her personal safety and the safety of her fellow Democrats.
I’m sorry, but if you want perfect safety, then you shouldn’t have run for Congress in the first place. There will always be those who meant to harm congressmen and women, as we’ve seen in the not so distant past. However, none of those threats have come from her fellow members of Congress. This is a fiction that Pelosi is concocting in order to stoke the tensions.
You see, while sex sells in marketing, fear sells in politics. Pelosi, Biden, and the rest of the Democratic Party need the American people afraid. A scared people are easily manipulated by promises of safety, so they stoke the fires of fear by claiming there are threats everywhere. Keep them afraid and you can cram anything down their throats and tell them it’s for their own good.
Pelosi wants people thinking that members of Congress are at risk from their own colleagues because if members of Congress can be a physical threat to people they work so closely with, who all could be a threat to you?
The truth of the matter is that while Congress has had some rough and tumble times in the past, there’s as close to zero chance of a member of Congress shooting another member of Congress as you can get. They might want to, but that’s different than actually doing so or even actively threatening it.
Pelosi’s efforts here are transparent to anyone who cares to look. It’s time for people to start calling her out on it. While I don’t like the idea of separate rights for select groups of people, let’s also face the reality of what Pelosi is doing here. It has nothing with leveling the playing field and everything with stoking tensions.