Rep. Nancy Pelosi was heckled at a town hall event in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday where she continued to criticize the benefits of President Trump’s tax reform bill.
“God never intended one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth while others live in abject deadening poverty,” Pelosi said, quoting Dr. Martin Luther King.
As she finished her sentence, she was interrupted by a woman in the audience who asked “How much are you worth, Nancy?”
“Are you in abject poverty?” the woman shouted at Pelosi, who is routinely listed among the wealthiest members of Congress.
“We’re not talking about that,” Pelosi shot back. “I’m a mother of five, I can speak louder than anybody.”
Pelosi and her husband Paul Sr., a Georgetown-educated businessman who runs a venture capital firm, are worth about $100 million.
Fox News reports:
She joined Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) at the event, continuing to rail against the new tax law’s effects on everyday Americans.
Pelosi said that the federal budget and tax policy should be a “statement of national values” and that the plan forwarded by Trump is “the complete opposite.”
The former House speaker drew criticism from Republicans in recent weeks after describing companies’ bonuses to workers as “crumbs.”
Speaking in West Virginia a few weeks ago, Trump called out Pelosi specifically for the comment, comparing it to Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” insult toward his supporters in 2016.
“People are getting 1,000, 2,000, 3,000 dollars. That’s not crumbs. That’s a lot of money,” he said.