House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sat down for an interview at a local television station in San Francisco and provided a noticeable gaffe that went unchecked.
When asked by the reporter Pam Moore about how the National Park Service can justify “shutting down” free speech of an alt-right organization, Pelosi gave the following response:
“Because the Constitution does not say that a person can shout ‘wolf’ in a crowded theater. If you are endangering people, then you don’t have a constitutional right to do that.”
Her comment set conservative Twitter on fire and they pounced like a pack of wolves.
Only thing worse than people who use “fire in a crowded theater” to sell censorship: people who think it’s “wolf.” https://t.co/SlPV9e5ucT
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) August 24, 2017
“Wolf” would be a weird thing to yell in a crowded theater, but I don’t think it’s illegal https://t.co/f8VyrRXfbX
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) August 24, 2017
Sigh. How many things can she get wrong in 90 short seconds? https://t.co/aIMzjr92c9
— David French (@DavidAFrench) August 24, 2017
Pelosi – “The constitution does not say that a person can yell “wolf” in a crowded theater”
I thought they closed down Ringling Bros 😂
— 🎙Wayne Dupree (@WayneDupreeShow) August 24, 2017
Pelosi: “You Can’t Yell ‘Wolf’ In A Crowded Theater”
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) August 24, 2017
And again, just to be clear, if there IS either fire or a wolf in a crowded theater you should definitely yell about that. Falsity is key. https://t.co/5VsG7At3Bu
— Casey Mattox (@CaseyMattox_) August 24, 2017
Legal Genius Nancy Pelosi: You Can’t Yell “Wolf” in a Crowded Theater (VIDEO) https://t.co/xpK9s61Y2G
— Patterico (@Patterico) August 24, 2017
Watch the clip above, via GOP.
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