Here’s another case of a Democrat being a hypocrite or a social media troll.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday on Monday to make a pitch for the Democrats’ favorite pastime: class warfare.
“Today, our nation celebrates one of our greatest heroes,” Pelosi said on Twitter. “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., dedicated his life to the cause of equality—not only in laws, but in hearts and minds as well.”
“To this day, his clarion voice and unbreakable spirit still inspire our fight for justice,” she added.
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In a second tweet, Pelosi added, “Dr. King wrote: ‘God never intended for one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth, while others live in abject deadening poverty.’”
“Let us draw strength from these words, as we strive to realize Dr. King & Coretta’s glorious vision of justice, equality & peace.”
The upshot, according to her, is that “justice, equality & peace” can be achieved by taking from the rich and giving to the poor.
But if anyone knows about living in “superfluous inordinate wealth,” it’s Nancy Pelosi.
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One example, as The Free Press reported in January 2021, Pelosi did a segment with CBS late-night host James Corden. As millions of people had lost their livelihoods to pandemic-related shutdowns that Pelosi advocated, and as her hometown, San Francisco, was overrun by a homelessness crisis, Pelosi went on TV to show off her $20,000 refrigerator and her love of ice cream that cost $13 a pint.
Last November, in a surprising move for a liberal publication, Newsweek looked at the wealth Pelosi and her husband Paul had amassed during her time as Speaker, a post she helped between 2007 and 2011 and 2019 and 2023.
As Newsweek noted, Pelosi “depart(ed) considerably wealthier than when she began.”
Federal lawmakers report incomes, wealth, and assets within ranges, so it’s difficult to precisely identify Pelosi’s wealth.
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But Newsweek noted that others’ analyses of her filings indicated that her net worth spiked between $41 million and as much as $140 million during her time running the House. Pelosi has long faced, and denied, allegations that she and her husband, an investment banker, profited from insider trading based on her intimate knowledge of pending regulations.