Nancy Pelosi Presses Charges Against Peace Activists

February 20th, 2024 - by David Swanson / World BEYOND War

CODEPINK has Nancy Pelosi seeing red.

Nancy Pelosi Is Pressing Felony
Charges Against Peace Activists
David Swanson / World BEYOND War

SAN FRANCISCO (February 19, 2024) — Nancy Pelosi is having peace activists charged with felonies for nonviolent activities in front of her San Francisco home, and yet not having them investigated for, much less charged with what she has publicly accused them of, namely working for both Russia and China.

Heather Phipps is being represented in court by civil rights attorney Walter Riley. She allegedly splashed washable red paint on Pelosi’s garage door last week. A few drops of the paint accidentally got on a policeman’s uniform.

The Pelosis are claiming that the damage to their garage door exceeds $400, and thus Heather committed a felony. The drops of paint on the policeman’s uniform are being used to also charge her with battery. Meanwhile Cynthia Papermaster, coordinator for CODEPINK in the Bay Area, is being charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly leaving red handprints on the garage door. The washable paint was completely washed off by evening.

Papermaster commented: “Pelosi takes $600,000 from the Israeli lobby and refuses to call for a ceasefire. We wonder — is she working for us, her constituents, or is she doing Netanyahu’s and Israel’s bidding?

While Pelosi is funding a genocide in Gaza with our tax dollars that’s killing and starving thousands of children, she has time for petty vendettas against committed peace advocates.

I fasted for Gaza for 20 days, taking only liquids amounting to 200 calories or less per day, which is what innocent children in Gaza are receiving if they can even find food to eat. There is a genocide happening before our eyes, and Pelosi is good with funding it with our tax dollars. So I’m now committed to ousting Pelosi from her undeserved position as San Francisco’s member of Congress.”

She continued: “Nearly 80% of Democrats want a ceasefire. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a ceasefire resolution by a vote of 8 to 3 with thousands of residents showing up at City Hall to support the resolution.

Pelosi is either completely unaware of her constituents’ needs, or she is deliberately ignoring them, which is the more likely explanation. Her Federal Building office has been closed for years. Constituents are prevented from meeting with her staff or even entering the Federal Building. She doesn’t hold town meetings like other Representatives.

She has walled herself off from the people she is supposed to represent. She continually votes against the interests of her constituents who fervently wish for her to call for a ceasefire and to stop funding the Israeli genocide in Gaza with our tax dollars. She is a failure as San Francisco’s member of Congress and she needs to step down and be replaced.