House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was interrupted during a speech she was giving outdoors in San Francisco on Monday by an anti-Biden heckler with chants of “Let’s go Brandon” and “U-S-A.”
“Let’s go Brandon” has become a viral saying hitting not only President Joe Biden, but the media, too. Following a NASCAR earlier race this year, an NBC reporter claimed fans were cheering on the race winner, Brandon Brown, when they were actually chanting “F*** Joe Biden.”
Pelosi on Monday was boasting of benefits passed in the Infrastructure and Jobs Act when she became flustered by the protester. “In any case,” Pelosi told supporters, following a pause. The Speaker then quickly introduced someone else to the podium (see video below).
Fox News reported that “Pelosi seemed to be taken aback for a moment but did not acknowledge the remark, according to the clip viewed by Fox News. Her office did not immediately respond to an after-hours email.”
“Pelosi’s press conference with Mayor London Breed and Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., came on the heels of Sen. Joe Manchin’s announcement Sunday that he will oppose Biden’s social spending bill,” the Fox report added. “The speaker promised to try and revive Biden’s Build Back Better plan and said in a statement that she is ‘hopeful that we will soon reach an agreement so that this vital legislation can pass as soon as possible next year.'”
Beloved host and advocate for blue-collar workers Mike Rowe explained earlier this month that the chant is much larger than President Biden.
“The times that we’re living in right now are forcing lots of people on both sides of the aisle to look at a thing, or hear a thing, and be told that what they’re seeing and what they’re hearing is not real,” Rowe explained. “And you can’t do that to people indefinitely and expect them not to push back somehow. You can’t tell people that the border is secure and then show them images of tens of thousands of people flooding over it. You can’t tell people that the evacuation of Afghanistan was a success and then show them people falling off of a plane. … And you can’t ask people who are watching a NASCAR race at home, who clearly hear the crowd yelling ‘F*** Joe Biden’ to pretend that what they’re really hearing is ‘Let’s Go Brandon.’”
“I think what’s happened is people have just become sick and tired of being told that what they’re seeing and what they’re hearing is not what they’re seeing and hearing,” he emphasized.
“And this is the perfect trope,” Rowe asserted. “I don’t think people who yell it are necessarily enemies of the president. I think they’re enemies of being told that what they’re seeing and what they’re hearing isn’t real, that it’s somehow a figment of their imagination. People are sick of that.”
WATCH: Protestor interrupts Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco.
"Let's go Brandon! Woooooo!" pic.twitter.com/ihYLN91Lrw
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