- Sununu doesn’t imagine there’s “any need” for attack ads against Nancy Pelosi forward of the midterms.
- On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sununu mentioned the paramount aim in the meanwhile is the speaker’s security.
- “Put all the politics aside. Ignore the elections. She’s gonna get reelected fine,” he mentioned.
New Hampshire GOP Gov. Chris Sununu on Sunday mentioned he did not imagine there was “any need” for attack ads against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi forward of the midterms after her husband was violently attacked in California final week.
Pelosi has been a longtime political foil for Republicans, particularly within the present election cycle as they search to regain a House majority this fall.
But throughout an look on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sununu informed host Chuck Todd that the highest concern in the meanwhile needs to be the security of the veteran lawmaker, who has served within the House since 1987 and have become the decrease chamber’s first-ever feminine speaker in 2007 and once more in 2019.
“No, I don’t think there’s any need for the attack ads,” the governor mentioned. “All our thoughts and prayers and sympathy have to go out to Nancy Pelosi, her entire family, her husband, of course.”
Paul Pelosi was assaulted within the couple’s San Francisco residence on Friday by an intruder who broke into the house and demanded to know the placement of the speaker. The speaker was not on the residence on the time.
Sununu mentioned he needed to see security ensured for the speaker’s household, together with different federal lawmakers.
“Put all the politics aside. Ignore the elections. She’s gonna get reelected fine. I mean, let’s just make sure that she and her family are safe, they’re taking the right steps to make sure that not just they’re safe but hopefully extend that safety out to the other members of Congress and the Senate,” he mentioned.
While a slew of Republicans has spoken out forcefully against the attack, former President Donald Trump — who repeatedly clashed with the speaker throughout his time within the White House — has not yet issued a statement on the incident.