House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on January 6, 2021, that if then-President Donald Trump arrives at the Capitol after his “Stop Stealing” speechshe’s “going to punch him out,” according to footage from an upcoming HBO documentary that CNN aired on Thursday.
After an aide informed Pelosi that Secret Service says Trump didn’t come to the scene About the Electoral College certification as thousands of Trump supporters marched toward the US Capitol, she said, “I hope he comes. I want to punch him to death.”
“I’ve been waiting for this,” Pelosi said while being filmed by her daughter, filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi. “For infiltrating the Capitol grounds. I’ll punch him out, and I’ll go to jail, and I’ll be happy. “
During his speech, Trump told the crowd, “I’ll be there with you,” referring to the Capitol. Instead, he was brought back to the White House—although not without objectionaccording to testimony from former West Wing aide Cassidy Hutchinson earlier this year before the House Committee on January 6.
The footage of Pelosi aired hours after the committee held its last public meeting ahead of the midterm elections. It unanimously voted to subpoena Trump after showing that he planned to declare victory in the 2020 election long before the results.
The committee also played previously unseen footage of Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). talk on the phone with Then-Vice President Mike Pence, Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, asked for help securing the Capitol and letting them convince Trump to tell his supporters to go home.