Pelosi claims ‘the enemy is within the House of Representatives’

Pelosi claims 'the enemy is within the House of Representatives'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday that she is concerned about threats against members of Congress and suggested that the "enemy is within the House of Representatives." Pelosi said that Congress will likely have to pass a bill that provides more money that would go toward member safety in light of recent threats in the days since the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. "We will probably need a supplemental for more security for members when the enemy is within the House of Representatives – a threat that members are concerned about in addition to what is happening outside," Pelosi said. When asked to expand on what she meant by "the enemy is within" she responded: "We have members of Congress who want to bring guns on the floor and have threatened violence on other members of Congress." ABC News reached out to Pelosi’s office for further clarification about which members she was referring to — but did not immediately back. Her comments come after Republicans have tried, in recent days, to bring their guns on the House floor, despite the addition of a metal detector at the chamber door. Some Republicans are bypassing the metal detector altogether. CNN’s KFile, in a report on her online activity, said GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., allegedly "liked" a comment on her Facebook page in 2019 that threatened Pelosi life and other Democrats. ABC News cannot confirm the "likes" because the posts have been deleted. Greene was also recently assigned to the […]

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