Nancy Pelosi said she would have fought the Capitol rioters if they found her: 'I'm a street fighter'
- Nancy Pelosi told USA Today she would have fought the Capitol rioters if they found her on January 6.
- Rioters stormed the building, forcing lawmakers to be evacuated. Some entered Pelosi’s office.
- Pelosi said if they found her, “they would have had a battle on their hands.”
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would have fought the Capitol rioters if they found her as they stormed the building.
A mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6, forcing lawmakers to evacuate while voting to confirm President Joe Biden’s election victory.
Prosecutors said that Pelosi and then-Vice President Mike Pence were targets for the rioters, with some saying they wanted to kill the pair.
She told USA Today that her security agents had managed to evacuate her.
But, when asked what she would have done if that had not happened, she said: “Well, I’m pretty tough. I’m a street fighter. They would have had a battle on their hands.”
She also lifted her foot in a high-heeled shoe, joking that “I would have had these” to use as weapons, USA Today reported.
Five people, including a Capitol Police officer, died as a result of the riot.
One suspected rioter, Richard Barnett, was photographed in Pelosi’s office with his feet up on her desk during the insurrection. He was also later seen outside the building, appearing to hold a letter belonging to Pelosi.
Pelosi in January said that her staffers had to hide under desks, and she said that she had first wanted to stand her ground before she relented to being escorted to an undisclosed location.
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