For the first time in her 33-year congressional career, Pelosi will be challenged for her San Francisco seat in a general election by a fellow Democrat, who calls her insufficiently progressive.
According to Townhall:
Pelosi’s opponent, Shahid Buttar, is a left-wing activist, lawyer, DJ and poet. Buttar finished second in the primary and represents Pelosi’s first general election challenger from within the Democratic Party in 30 years. According to Buttar, Pelosi stands in the way of progressive-agenda items like Defunding the Police, canceling rent, the Green New Deal and Medicare for All, to name a few. Buttar has already earned the coveted endorsement of Hollywood idiot Susan Sarandon.
The far-left tweets in support of Pelosi’s challenger show just how crazy the Democratic Party has become. They’re not attacking her for letting her district become a homeless shelter, ignoring the coronavirus while dragging the nation through a futile impeachment hoax, or eating gourmet ice cream while the lockdowns forced millions out of work. They’re attacking Pelosi for not being a socialist.
Buttar has been frustrated in trying to get Pelosi’s attention and went so far Saturday as to hold a debate with an empty chair. An online petition, “Tell Nancy Pelosi: Stop Dodging Debates,” had attracted 6,200 supporters by Monday.
.@4aPeoplesParty members are staging a socially distanced “empty chair” Town Hall between @ShahidForChange and @SpeakerPelosi. Organizers reached out to Pelosi to participate but did not hear back @sfchronicle pic.twitter.com/gnsqbelW9s
— Jessica Christian (@jachristian) July 11, 2020
Pelosi’s lack of interest in Buttar is nothing personal. Over her career, she has declined to debate Republicans and independents, too. What’s your take on this, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW.