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Biggest January 6 Revelation: Pelosi Has Watched One Too Many Robert De Niro Films

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Actor Robert de Niro, left, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, attend the Bloomberg Vanity Fair White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner afterparty in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The WHCA, celebrating its 100th anniversary, raises money for scholarships and honors the recipients of the organization's journalism awards.
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Boy, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is one rugged gal. Based on the latest January 6 footage, she is such a brawler that she must think she is a regular Robert De Niro.

On Friday, The Daily Wire reported that Pelosi was recorded by her daughter — who for some reason was filming the entire day at the Capitol — threatening to give former President Donald J. Trump a knuckle sandwich if he even dared approach the building.

“I hope he comes, I’m going to punch him out,” Pelosi said. “I’ve been waiting for this. For trespassing on the Capitol grounds, I’m going to punch him out. And I’m going to go to jail, and I’m going to be happy.”

Pelosi’s comments were reminiscent of one of the greatest American actors in the last 50 years — the aforementioned De Niro.

In 2016, before Trump even won the election, the two-time Academy Award winner released a monologue making disparaging comments about the then-GOP nominee and expressing his desire to knock his lights out.

“I mean he’s so blatantly stupid,” the “Raging Bull” star said. “He’s a punk. He’s a dog. He’s a pig. He’s a con, a bulls*** artist, a mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about, doesn’t do his homework, doesn’t care … he’s an idiot.”

Then — just as  Pelosi said more than four years later — the Hollywood actor claimed he wanted to throw a haymaker at Trump’s mean mug.

“It makes me so angry that this country has gotten to this point that this fool, this bozo has wound up where he has. He talks how he wants to punch people in the face,” De Niro claimed. “Well, I’d like to punch him in the face.”

De Niro, of course, pretends to be a fighter in the movies. Pelosi pretends to be one in D.C.

De Niro is widely respected and wields power in his field. Pelosi has a stranglehold on the Democratic Party and is a skillful politician — even if her policies don’t benefit the American people.

While they both might be — objectively speaking — good at their jobs and advancing their own interests, that doesn’t actually make them the tough guys they play on the big screen.

The views expressed in this piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.

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