New footage from Jan. 6, 2021, shows a candid moment when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threatened to physically strike then-President Trump, should he have joined those protesting at the Capitol.
In the video, which was publicly shared Thursday, Pelosi admits the actions could have resulted in her going to prison – a consequence she said she would “be happy” to accept.
“I hope he comes, I’m going to punch him out,” Pelosi tells her Chief of Staff Terri McCullough, who discourages her boss from making the comments. “I’ve been waiting for this, for trespassing on the Capitol grounds. I’m going to punch him out.”
“I’m going to go to jail, and I’m going to be happy,” the speaker added.
The new footage, recorded by filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi, the speaker’s daughter, was released during the House Jan. 6 Committee hearing on Thursday afternoon. CNN later released more context to the clip during a segment on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” Read more…