Christine Pelosi explains why electors need to see Russian hacking info — as Fox host yells at her
Christine Pelosi, daughter of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and a California elector, appeared on Fox Business’ Mornings With Maria on Friday morning where she discussed the Russian election hacking allegations.
Host Maria Bartiromo asked Pelosi about the open letter initiative to U.S. Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, which Pelosi is leading. The initiative is a bipartisan effort to push Clapper to release information on foreign intervention in the 2016 election.
Pelosi started by explaining the effort’s goal was to push Clapper to release evidence to support the allegations that Russia hacked the U.S. election — both Republicans and Democrats.
However, her explanation quickly escalated into a one-sided argument from Bartiromo about how Donald Trump won the election either way, and with the votes of white men and women, black people, and Latinos.
Even so, Pelosi continued to discuss why it is necessary to release the facts, and to determine whether there is a connection between Russian interference and the Trump campaign.
At various points throughout the interview, Bartiromo attempted to question and make her own points even when Pelosi was speaking. “Let’s not talk over each other, Christine. Christine! Christine! Woo hoo! Christine! Hello?”
Pelosi continued speaking but as soon as she got to a stopping point, Bartiromo said, “Let’s not talk on top of each other, Christine,” only to then ask, “How much of this is sour grapes on your side?”
Even as Bartiromo tried to play partisan, Pelosi remained on track with her point: Her concern as an elector that Russia may have interfered in the election.
At another point in the interview, Bartiromo began speaking over Pelosi again, and Pelosi continued making her point despite that. “It’s so rude to talk on top of people,” Bartiromo said.
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