Pelosi Says Ethics Committee Should ‘Probably’ Look into Rep. MTG’s ‘Verbal Assault’ and ‘Abuse’ of Rep. AOC

‘It it’s so beyond the pale of anything that is in keeping with bringing honor to the House or not bringing dishonor to the House’


PELOSI: "Well, I -- I think that what you -- that was reported to our office about what happened, as members were leaving the floor yesterday, the verbal assaults and real abuse of our colleagues, Congresswoman AOC. The -- it's so beyond the pale of anything that is in keeping with bringing honor to the House, or not bringing dishonor to the House. It's so beyond the pale that you wonder is this -- it probably is a matter for the Ethics Committee, but that's up to someone -- I -- I've always kept the leadership offices separate from any motions to take anything to Ethics. But as one who served on the Ethics Committee for seven years, six years is the maximum. They asked me to serve another year. That's how I paid my dues to the caucus. This is beneath the dignity of a person serving in the Congress of the United States, and is a cause for trauma and fear among members. Especially on the heels of an insurrection on which the majority -- which the majority in the -- excuse me -- the minority in the committee yesterday denied ever happened. It didn't happen. I don't know if you saw last night, the body camera -- I think CNN had the body camera video of Officer Fanone  -- it is stunning. If you haven't seen that you have to see that because it was such an abuse, battling a police officer. Now he is a Metropolitan Police officer. I have met with him. He is trying to meet with the Republican leader. I hope that that would happen. But when these people were yesterday saying, they were friendly to the police and all that -- sick. There's just only one word. So, this is not the behavior that is – I could give you chapter and verse of many other things that they have done, that being the most recent and very egregious. And not in keeping with the behavior of a member of Congress and their own caucus, their own caucus should exercise some -- discipline is not the word -- respectable behavior standard for them. But it could be that this would rise to the level of an ethics complaint."

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