On Tuesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi got defensive during a town hall in Arizona when she was heckled by a person in the crowd over her net worth as she mentioned American families who are struggling with poverty.
Speaking on the GOP tax cuts, Pelosi said that the national budget should be a statement of America's national values as she tried to claim that the tax cuts went against America's values.
“These are kitchen table issues for America’s families,” the California Democrat said. “Most people are not in deadening poverty, but some are. But most people have to struggle to make ends meet.”
At that moment a woman in the crowd shouted at Pelosi: “How much are you worth, Nancy?”
Pelosi then tried to deflect, saying, “No, we’re not talking about that,” before getting defensive, adding, “I’m a mother of five, I can speak louder than anybody.”
The Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) reported in 2014, that Pelosi's average net worth was $101,273,023. Roll Call's Wealth of Congress Index reported that Pelosi's net worth was $29.35 million for 2014.