(Ben Sellers, Headline USA) According to widespread reports, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., received an unexpectedly frosty reception at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City’s Celtral Park on Saturday.
Videos appeared to show the powerful congresswoman being booed by what should have been, by all accounts, a friendly audience at the festival, headlined by Mariah Carey, Metallica, the Jonas Brothers and Usher.
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“As speaker of the house, I am here to thank you for your dazzling advocacy, entrepreneurial thinking and determination as global citizens,” Pelosi said, according to the New York Post.
“It’s thanks to your help that the United States recently enacted historic climate legislation, which will be a game changer,” she added. “It will slash carbon pollution by 40% by 2030, it will give a historic, an historic $370 billion to fight the climate crisis.”
Pelosi—who mentioned that she had two grandsons, Paul and Thomas, in the audience—also called for “better water and air for our children” and “better-paying jobs and lower energy bills for their parents.”
The globalist celebration also featured European Union leader Ursula von der Leyen. Tickets to the annual event were free, but recipients had to sign up via the Globabl Citizen app and complete several activism-oriented tasks like “signing petitions, sharing messages on social media, writing letters to politicians” that would be applied to points before a series of drawings to disburse 21,500 sets of two tickets.
It wasn’t immediately clear what prompted the anti-Pelosi reaction, although the Post speculated that concert-goers were eager to get to the next performer, with some shouting “Let’s go.”
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