Rep. Nancy Pelosi has a special talent for angering crowds wherever she goes; she’s a liberal, pro-choice feminist who’s under perpetual assault from Code Pink, for example. So it’s not surprising that Pelosi managed to elicit boos from the crowd of progressive bloggers at this weekend’s Netroots Nation conference. In a speech today she managed to rile the audience by calling confessed NSA leaker Edward Snowden a criminal rather than a civil rights hero, and Politico reports that at least one heckler was led out of the room.
Pelosi booed after saying Snowden violated the law. "You suck!" someone in the crowd yelled out. #nn13
— Seema (@LATSeema) June 22, 2013
Haha. Pelosi getting booed on Snowden issue. Priceless. #nn13
— Imraan Siddiqi (@imraansiddiqi) June 22, 2013
Aaaaaahh did Nancy Pelosi just get booed on Snowden? #nn13
— Zubedah Robinson (@Zubie3) June 22, 2013
— Michael Mehrazar (@kopolee11) June 22, 2013
— Tom Angell ??ⓥ (@tomangell) June 22, 2013
Wow, everyone? In Washington and in the White House, Pelosi has a lot of company on the Left calling for Snowden to face charges. Someone has to be willing to agree with her.
— bb ? (@beebigelow) June 22, 2013
@adept2u So they booed Nancy Pelosi bcz she spoke the truth abt their new 'Hero' who actually thinks Phoenixes are real & loves Ron Paul? ok
— NoChillMood (@ritaag) June 22, 2013
Pelosi did find some common ground with the Netroots when she insisted that if nothing else, President Obama isn’t Bush, so lighten up on the guy.
Pelosi: Absolutely, positively not so that Obama's is fourth term of Bush.
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) June 22, 2013
— ???? ???????? (@alanfranklin) June 22, 2013