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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is quick to lecture others about how they should behave during the coronavirus outbreak when she’s not busy eating the expensive ice cream stocked up in her equally expensive refrigerator.
But it should come as no surprise that the wealthy San Francisco Democrat feels she’s above the rules.
On Thursday, while speaking from the House floor — sans face mask — Pelosi is seen clearly wiping her snout with a bare hand, before touching the lectern that members share when speaking.
Pelosi wipes her dripping nose with her bare, shivering hand and then wipes that hand all over the House floor podium used by all other members of Congress.
She wants to spend trillions of your money fighting China virus but can’t practice basic hygienepic.twitter.com/MZYdzsRi34
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 23, 2020
And with President Donald Trump being a frequent target of Pelosi’s, you can be sure the president’s astute campaign took notice of the “nasty” display.
“Nancy Pelosi is definitely not following CDC guidelines,” a campaign tweet observed.
Nancy Pelosi’s nose wipe … so nasty! 👃🤮 pic.twitter.com/KTNBELJmGY
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) April 23, 2020
Speaker Pelosi did show up Thursday wearing a white scarf to cover her face, which could be the first honest depiction in U.S. history of the congressional robbing of the American people that goes on in Washington.
While Pelosi wore her scarf like a bandana around her nose and mouth while walking the halls of the Capitol, she took the covering down while speaking on the House floor Thursday. pic.twitter.com/KAcfeYh9Kr
— Friends Of Trump UK🇬🇧& Commonwealth Affairs 🇺🇸 (@trump_friends) April 24, 2020
Further exposing her hypocrisy, if that’s possible, Pelosi was expressing sympathy for those who lost their lives to the Chinese virus when her unhygienic display took place.
“We come to the floor with such heartache, with such sorrow about the ones who have lost their lives and their loved ones,” said Pelosi, immediately after wiping her nose.
The great irony here is that Democrats made a show out of being concerns about the spread of COVID-19, as seen when House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern, D-Mass., called out Republicans for not wearing masks.
“The face covering is most useful in reducing viral spread while speaking,” McGovern said.
It’s not clear where the Democrat stands on nose wiping.
Pelosi is a controlling factor in the spending of trillions of dollars our grandchildren’s grandchildren will be paying back years from now, as noted by Jason Howerton.
“Nancy Pelosi WIPES HER NOSE with her finger and then touches the podium that all lawmakers are sharing today. No mask over her face. These are the people who spend trillions of our dollars. Think about that,” Howerton tweeted.
Nancy Pelosi WIPES HER NOSE with her finger and then touches the podium that all lawmakers are sharing today.
No mask over her face.
These are the people who spend trillions of our dollars.
Think about that. pic.twitter.com/E2XZ0f9FAl
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) April 23, 2020
Howerton would also stress that the 80-year-old Pelosi is in the “at-risk” category — there are close to 150 congressional members over the age of 65.
He added, “For nothing else other than protecting herself and other elderly members of Congress, be more careful!”
I mean, Pelosi is in the “at-risk” category. For nothing else other than protecting herself and other elderly members of Congress, be more careful!
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) April 23, 2020
Then again, it seems Democrats could have played starring roles in the Esurance ad that featured the iconic tagline, “That’s not how any of this works.”
How are these people even real… Learn how to use the mask. pic.twitter.com/iElFSuCk92
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 23, 2020
Here’s a sampling of online responses to the incident, to include one that sheds some light on what may have been behind Trump’s alleged handshake snub at the State of the Union.
Crazy, OLD Nancy Pelosi!! Why did you wipe your nose with your hand then smear your snot all over the podium in the Senate??🤬 Brain freeze from too much ice cream???😷 You’re feeble and disgusting!!!!🥵
— Jean Fries (@JeanFries4) April 24, 2020
Go ahead wipe that runny nose with that finger again and wipe it on the podium.
Class act Nancy.
— Charles Lewis (@Charles08569511) April 23, 2020
Never heard of Kleenex, it’s true,you can get COVD from old bats.
— Jacque (@Jajngn) April 23, 2020
I like her handkerchief. Looks like she is going to rob a stagecoach.
— Charles (@CharlesD1367) April 23, 2020
She only pulls that scarf up over her face when robbing the taxpayers …
— Patrick Grattan (@PatrickGrattan) April 23, 2020
She’s melting, melting pic.twitter.com/7YAYFs0gKL
— John Higgins (@jjhiggins69) April 23, 2020
I shudder to think of it. pic.twitter.com/DvhbzlOLHR
— Deb– I’m Shadow What?? (@debster7301) April 23, 2020
She was the original spreader of the black plague back in the day, they never got to patient zero.
— Ed Krankenstein (@EKrankenstein) April 23, 2020
Coming to an elevator button near you…Eeeeeewwwww
— going for a walk? 🦴🥩🧇🥞🎾 (@KidsontheAteam) April 23, 2020
She’s like a little skeleton with skin over the bones. The old bat needs to retire, but she’s too hungry for money and power.
— Hidin’ Biden (@WeKnowEDKH) April 23, 2020
— Cypress Mills (@cypress_mills) April 23, 2020
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