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article imageVideo: Nancy Pelosi supports 'distruptors' at town halls in 2006

By Patrick McMahon     Aug 14, 2009 in Politics
A video was released today that shows Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) praising anti-war protesters in 2006 at an event, which appears to contradicts her comment earlier this week.
On Monday, Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), authored an Op/Ed in the USA Today which declared the actions of anti-healthcare reform protesters as "un-American" because they disrupt the town hall events. This remark has caused an uproar among many people who are defending their right to free speech at these events.
In 2006, Pelosi was holding an event discussing the War in Iraq, when it was interrupted by anti-war protesters. During their interruption, Pelosi allowed them to stay and said that she is a "fan of disruptors." She also went on to tell the protesters that she "understands their anger" and they were allowed to stand at the front of the room she was in with their signs.
Pelosi's comments during the event in 2006, when Democrats were in the minority, have caused a stir because they appear to contradict her "un-American" statement this week.
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