RNC Chair Blasts Dems’ Hypocrisy For Pointing Fingers Over Paul Pelosi, But Ignoring Attacks On Lee Zeldin, Kavanaugh
Ronna Romney McDaniel, then chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, leads a panel of Republican women to discuss the topic "All Issues are Women's Issues," at the Sheraton hotel on Sept. 19, 2016 in Novi, Mich.
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RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel fired back at Democrats who attempted to blame Republicans for the recent attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” McDaniel said it was “just unfair” to blame Republican rhetoric after an assailant attacked Pelosi at their San Francisco home. McDaniel pointed out that Democrats did little, if anything, to condemn a similarly violent attack when a man with a sharp object targeted New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin, or an alleged assassination plot against conservative Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

“This is a deranged individual, you can’t say people saying, ‘let’s fire Pelosi’ or ‘let’s take back the House’ is saying ‘go do violence.’ It’s just unfair,” McDaniel said, responding to a Washington Post op-ed blaming Republican rhetoric for the attack.

“We all need to recognize, violence is up across the board. Lee Zeldin was attacked, we had an assassination attempt against Brett Kavanaugh, and Democrats didn’t repudiate that. Joe Biden didn’t talk about the assassination attempt against Brett Kavanaugh.”

“Of course, we wish Paul Pelosi a recovery,” she added. “We don’t like this at all across the board, we don’t want to see attacks on any politician, from any political background.”

Pelosi was allegedly attacked by the 42-year-old suspect at around 2:30 A.M. Friday morning. CNN reported that the man tried to tie Paul Pelosi up and repeatedly asked, “Where’s Nancy?” When the police arrived at the residence, the attacker said he was “waiting for Nancy,” the report said.

Democrats ranging from President Joe Biden to Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) rushed to judgment blaming Republicans for the violence, as did media figures like MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.

But journalist Michael Shellenberger wrote in an exposé on his Substack newsletter that claimed the suspect lived with a nudist in a homeless encampment in Berkeley; he was described by neighbors as a “homeless addict with a politics that was, until recently, left-wing, but of secondary importance to his psychotic and paranoid behavior,” Shellenberger wrote.

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