Former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, was recently interrupted by anti-war protesters while speaking at a City University of New York event. During the event, protesters yelled out that Pelosi was a “war criminal” and a “sad old drunk.”
Pelosi was speaking with economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman when the protesters interrupted the event. The remarks made by the protesters pertained to the Iraq war, the Afghanistan war, and U.S. policy toward the Russian invasion of Ukraine and tensions between China and Taiwan.
The interruptions were met with boos from the audience, who were displeased by the disruption. This is not the first time that Pelosi has been confronted by anti-war protesters, and this incident is yet another example of how the left has become increasingly divided on the issue of foreign policy.
The hecklers’ criticisms of Pelosi stem from her past voting record, which includes support for the Iraq War and U.S. intervention in Afghanistan.
The protests come at a time when tensions between the U.S. and other countries are rising, and the issue of foreign policy is becoming more important. This incident highlights the need for politicians to listen to their constituents and engage in an honest dialogue about these issues. Pelosi has not yet responded to the protests.