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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) falsely suggested during an interview on Tuesday afternoon that she never called federal law enforcement officials “stormtroopers” and claimed that she said that they “acted like stormtroopers,” which is not what she said.

Pelosi appeared on MSNBC’s “The Beat” with host Ari Melber where she was asked about the following exchange from Attorney General William Barr’s testimony in front of Congress today:

REP. DOUG COLLINS (D-GA): “And the stormtrooper comments by the Speaker of House, and we know that that is a direct reference to the paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party… don’t you think it encourages the violence that we’re seeing and encourages the participation against the police?”

ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR: “I think that’s possible and I think it’s irresponsible to call these federal law enforcement officers stormtroopers.”

“Well, actually, I said they acted like stormtroopers,” Pelosi immediately claimed once the clip stopped playing.

Pelosi then tried to deflect from the criticisms by claiming that Barr did not have a problem when other people have allegedly compared federal law enforcement officials to Nazis. Barr was specifically asked about Pelosi’s comments, which is why he addressed the comments that she made.

“I said they acted like stormtroopers,” Pelosi claimed without evidence. “And they did and my colleagues have said that as well.”

ByRyan Saavedra•Jul 28, 2020•

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