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Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Arrested In California, Report Says
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 03: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was reportedly arrested in California over the weekend for allegedly driving under the influence.

“The House Speaker’s spouse was arrested just before midnight Saturday night in Napa County, and then booked hours later into jail on two counts — driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher … both misdemeanors,” TMZ reported. “The arrest info here lines up with what we know about Paul publicly, especially his birthday — listed as April 15, 1940. Indeed, the guy’s 82 years old.”

The news comes as Nancy Pelosi is in Rhode Island giving a commencement speech at Brown University.

Nancy Pelosi has not yet addressed her husband’s arrest.

Paul Pelosi is the subject of news reports from time-to-time due to moves that he makes in the stock market that net sizeable gains in wealth ahead of actions by Congress.

The Pelosis bought millions of dollars worth of call options for stocks just days after she defended members of Congress and their spouses being able to buy stocks after a report alleged that dozens had violated the STOCK Act.

When asked why members of Congress and their spouses should not be banned from trading stock, Pelosi responded, “Because this is a free market and people – we are a free market economy, they should be able to participate in that.”

“No, Speaker Pelosi, members of Congress should not be allowed to trade stocks while in office,” Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington (CREW) responded. “Trading stocks while writing regulations that could influence stock value and receiving non-public information is not what you were all elected to do.”

Just a couple of days after making the remarks, starting on December 17th and going through the 21st, Pelosi and her husband bought millions of dollars worth of call options for stocks including Google, Salesforce, Roblox and Disney.

This report has been updated to include additional information. 

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