Conservative writer Ben Shapiro condemned a group of conservative protesters who yelled profanities and called House Minority Leader¬†Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiGOP warns economy will tank if Dems win Ex-lawmaker urges Americans to publicly confront officials Pelosi heckled by Miami Republicans, Proud Boys at campaign event MORE (D-Calif.) a communist at an event in Florida.
“Stupid, nasty, and counterproductive,” Shapiro tweeted, along with a video of the people charging Pelosi.¬†
Stupid, nasty, and counterproductive https://t.co/YfHaTmpVkW
‚ÄĒ Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 21, 2018
Other Republicans also criticized the protesters, with many describing them as a “mob.”
The rhetoric comes as Republicans have hit Democrats over their opposition to President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Gillum and DeSantis‚Äôs first debate GOP warns economy will tank if Dems win Gorbachev calls Trump’s withdrawal from arms treaty ‘a mistake’ MORE and their actions during Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughEx-lawmaker urges Americans to publicly confront officials Pastor tears into Evangelicals for supporting Trump due to abortion stance Manchin wrestles with progressive backlash in West Virginia MORE‘s confirmation battle.
Republicans have likened liberal protesters on Capitol Hill to a mob and have argued voters should not give power to Democrats given the actions of the protesters.
They’ve also criticized Democratic figures such as 2016 presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders thanks Iowa voters for giving momentum to progressive agenda Manchin wrestles with progressive backlash in West Virginia Arizona newspaper backs Democrat in dead heat Senate race MORE and former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderTrump rebukes Holder, Clinton with ‘jobs not mobs’ refrain Eric Trump calls out Holder on kicking comments: ‘Who says this?’ Two Minnesota Republicans report attacks MORE for statements the GOP says can lead to demonstrators and protesters getting out of control.
The protests of Pelosi threatened to undercut the GOP argument by showcasing how extremists on the right can engage in mob-like behavior.