House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Friday arrived in Greenville, South Carolina for a speech at a fundraiser hosted by the South Carolina Democratic Party. What Pelosi probably wasn't expecting though was the number of President Donald Trump's supporters who would be there to welcome her to the Palmetto State.
Nancy Pelosi visits South Carolina for an event.— Team Trump (@TeamTrump) October 5, 2019
Here’s how she’s welcomed: pic.twitter.com/p1rnDT1N4s
Officials say there were more than 300 people outside the Hyatt in Greenville protesting Speaker Pelosi’s visit to the Upstate. We have a full recap at 11 ?@foxcarolinanews? pic.twitter.com/JGyylfFRSJ— Shale Remien (@ShaleRemien) October 5, 2019
The scene outside the Greenville Hyatt Regency: Several hundred Trump supporters protesting @SpeakerPelosi, who will be speaking inside later this evening at @scdp fundraising dinner...— Jamie Lovegrove (@jslovegrove) October 4, 2019
Meanwhile, around the corner: Oktoberfest! #scpol pic.twitter.com/t2PEM3AvZl
Thank you to Nancy Pelosi for coming to South Carolina to remind everyone how extreme the Democrats (@scdp) are. Everyone here can’t wait to get to the ballot box and re-elect President @realDonaldTrump in 2020. #scpol pic.twitter.com/gQlcTArMuI— SC Republican Party (@SCGOP) October 4, 2019
Even though South Carolinians are upset with the House's decision to move forward with a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump, Pelosi reiterated her position during her fundraiser speech.
“What we’re talking about here is not about personality, it’s not about policy differences — that’s to be taken up in the election,” Pelosi said. “This is only about the facts... and the Constitution of the United States.”
“What we’re talking about here is not about personality, it’s not about policy differences — that’s to be taken up in the election,” @SpeakerPelosi says of the impeachment inquiry.— Jamie Lovegrove (@jslovegrove) October 5, 2019
“This is only about the facts... and the Constitution of the United States.” pic.twitter.com/YirdKhtwn7
On top of being greeted by Trump supporters, Pelosi just created a bigger blunder. She gave Joe Cunningham a shout out at the beginning of her speech. His district, which includes Charleston, is historically conservative. Trump won the vote in 2016 by more than 12 percent and Cunningham is the first Democrat to hold the seat since 1981.
After giving shoutouts to several SC Democrats, including @WhipClyburn and former Rep. John Spratt, @SpeakerPelosi praises @JoeCunninghamSC for getting his offshore drilling ban bill passed in the House.— Jamie Lovegrove (@jslovegrove) October 5, 2019
“Let’s hear it for Joe Cunningham!” #scpol pic.twitter.com/5kLKiDVeOL
Pelosi put a target on Cunningham's back and there's nothing he can do to separate himself from the Left's impeachment inquiry. And voters are likely to hold him accountable.