Former Fox News star Bill O’Reilly went after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an interview on Friday after it came out that she refused to allow a measure to move forward that would have provided more protection for Supreme Court Justices.
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In an interview with The Blaze’s Glenn Beck, O’Reilly, who has a prime-time show on the streaming network The First, said that protection is vitally needed now after a young California man traveled to the homes of Justice Brett Kavanaugh with the intent of assassinating him.
O’Reilly’s comments came after Pelosi snapped at a reporter who asked why she was delaying the bill, leading her to claim “nobody is in danger over the weekend.”
“They won’t put in what they believe is necessary to protect Supreme Court justices and other government officials,” O’Reilly told Glenn Beck.
“And you know, this woman, I’ve said she’s evil, and maybe this is overstating it, but I don’t think so. Watching her for decades, I just think she’s an evil woman.”
“A woman who is consumed with power, who has no respect for others with whom she disagrees. No respect. What she did to Trump, how she tried to undermine him, the impeachment fiasco. She doesn’t care about America. It’s all about her power, you know, and it just makes me disgusted,” he added.
In regards to the legislation that is halted in the House which would increase security for the families of the Supreme Court Justices, Pelosi said, “This issue is not about the justices. It’s about staff and the rest.”
“We’re working together on a bill that the Senate will be able to approve of because that’s what–we can pass whatever we want here. We want it to be able to pass the Senate. So, I don’t know what you’re talking about, because evidently, you haven’t seen what the debate is-not debate, but language is,” she continued.
“There will be a bill. But no one is in danger over the weekend because of our not having a bill.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) accused Pelosi of being dishonest since the measure had already “passed unanimously” in the upper chamber.
“House Democrats just BLOCKED a bill to provide more security for Supreme Court justices and their families,” McCarthy tweeted out.
“This passed unanimously in the Senate, yet Speaker Pelosi refuses to bring it up for a vote–despite today’s foiled plot to kill Justice Kavanaugh. Shameful.”
Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) reportedly said Wednesday that he’s working with the House on a bill that would provide increased security for staff and clerks at the Supreme Court, as well.
“I’ve actually been engaging with several House members about how we come to a negotiated compromise on that bill and move it forward promptly,” he said.
“I think we can find a compromise in…allowing the discretion of what police or public safety resources are dedicated to be at the discretion of the head of public safety related to the Supreme Court.”