House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday reacted to President Donald Trump reportedly having law enforcement utilize force to move protesters from Lafayette Square this week for a photo-op at St. John’s Church.
“If you’re going to hold up a Bible and stand in front of a church, then it — what your message should be consistent with that Bible and … those values.
His Holiness the Pope has spoken out … in support of the protestors and rejecting violence as we all do, but also I was very proud of the Archbishop of Washington, D.C., who … just was flabbergasted at the thought that a religious institution reduce itself, allow itself to be used, as was the shrine to St. Paul, John Paul yesterday.
These people were demonstrating peacefully, and all of a sudden, this barrage of security came through using clubs to beat people and these explosive — little bullets that explode into stuff that burns your eyes.
Maybe they didn’t have tear gas, I don’t know, but they had the elements of it, for peaceful demonstrators to make way — make way for the president to walk through.