MAGA Republicans pounce after Nancy Pelosi’s husband is arrested for drunk driving
Pro-Trump Republicans targeted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, after it was announced Sunday that her husband Paul Pelosi was arrested for drink driving in Napa County, California over the weekend.
TMZ first reported Sunday afternoon that Paul Pelosi was arrested late Saturday night. Fox News later confirmed the report, citing Napa County records.
The news channel reported that the arrest took place at 11:44 p.m. and Paul Pelosi later went to jail at 4:13 a.m. before being released at 7:26 a.m. The top House Democrat’s husband’s bail has been set at $5,000.
A spokesperson for Pelosi told Fox News, “The spokeswoman will not comment on this private matter that transpired while she was on the East Coast.”
Some right-wing commentators and politicians quickly responded to the news by attacking Pelosi while criticizing her and her husband.
“This Memorial Day weekend, remember not to drink and not to drive. Save a life, call an Uber @SpeakerPelosi,” Representative Lauren Boebert, a Colorado Republican, tweeted Sunday afternoon.
“How much time will Paul Pelosi spend in prison? He has endangered so many lives with his reckless behavior,” wrote author and commentator Brigitte Gabriel in a Twitter post. “If his last name was Trump, the media would make it the #1 story.”
Nick Adams, a pro-Trump writer, tweeted, “Paul Pelosi is a thug.” In another post, he said, “The Pelosi crime family should be investigated by the Trump administration.”
Right-wing podcast host and commentator Mark Levin appeared to blame his wife for Paul Pelosi’s alleged alcohol abuse. “Can’t really blame him,” he quipped in a tweet.
“We don’t know if Nancy was in the car but from what I’ve heard about her I suspect SHE was the drunk driving and he just took the fall,” the California GOP contestant tweeted -Senate, James P. Bradley. Notably, the House Speaker said she was not in California at the time of the arrest.
“Paul Pelosi wasn’t drinking, just hugging his wife and catching a contact DUI,” tweeted Errol Webber, a GOP candidate running for Congress in California’s 47th District.
“Paul Pelosi has just been arrested for drunk driving. Honestly if you were Nancy Pelosi’s husband you would be drunk all day too,” tweeted Danny Tarkanian, a Nevada congressional candidate.
According to DrivingLaws.org, a first offense for drink driving carries fines ranging from $390 to $1,000, with additional penalty assessments. The final fine can run into thousands of dollars. A person’s license is generally suspended for six months after an initial DUI arrest. Those found guilty routinely face a suspended sentence of up to three years, although the total could be increased to five years.
The 82-year-old has been married to the Speaker of the House of Representatives since 1963. He owns Financial Leasing Services, a Northern California-based real estate and venture capital investment and advisory firm.
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