Nancy Pelosi has been on the ropes lately.
And she was hoping no one would notice that she hid this massive screw up.
But this latest scandal is coming back to bite her in a serious way.
Nancy Pelosi has had a rough year.
After being sworn in as Speaker of the House in early January, the sky seemed to be the limit for Pelosi.
The narrative was that she and the Democrats were surging.
But things have started to go horribly wrong for her.
Pelosi’s public support for ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett, who had been attacked in what looked to be a hate crime, has blown up in her face.
Breitbart reports, “Last month Smollett alleged that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime by two men who yelled “This is MAGA Country” after beating him. The incident sparked widespread condemnation and support from senior Democrats and celebrities, including Pelosi.”
The only problem is that the “hate crime” was entirely fabricated.
It now seems likely that Smollett staged the attack and hired two Nigerian brothers to carry out the assault.
Of course, the liberals of Hollywood and D.C. immediately jumped on the story to virtue signal and condemn President Trump.
“The racist, homophobic attack on [Smollett] is an affront to our humanity. No one should be attacked for who they are or whom they love,” Pelosi had written on January 29th. “I pray that Jussie has a speedy recovery [and] that justice is served. May we all commit to ending this hate once [and] for all.”
However, last Saturday, Chicago police informed the public that the focus of the investigation had “shifted.”
This was followed up by reports that authorities now believe “Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault.”
With these bombshell developments in the investigation, Democrats are trying to quietly reverse course in their support for Smollett.
In Pelosi’s case, she outright deleted her tweet.
But Pelosi apparently doesn’t realize that the internet is forever.
She can’t hide the fact that she fell for this fake news, even if she deletes the evidence.
We will keep you up to date in this ongoing story.