Shortly after a mob descended on the Capitol last Wednesday, Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told her constituents in a virtual meeting that the rioters chose “their whiteness over democracy.”
“I thought it was going to be an epiphany for those who are in opposition to our democracy to see the light,” Pelosi said. “Instead, it has been an epiphany for the world to see that there are people in our country led by this president, for the moment, who have chosen their whiteness over democracy.”
Pelosi attempted to give teeth to her claim by quoting an article, saying, “I fear the day when white Americans will have to choose between their whiteness and this democracy.”
“We saw what happened with that,” Pelosi said.
The speaker continued her political monologue about President Donald Trump and his supporters, blaming them for a large amount of COVID-19 deaths over the last week.
“We know that on