House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Capitol rioters would have “had a battle on their hands” if they had encountered her, because she is “a street fighter.”
She told USA Today that the rioters wanted access to her and others inside the Capitol like Vice President Mike Pence. “That’s what they were setting out to do,” she said.
“Well, I’m pretty tough. I’m a street fighter. They would have had a battle on their hands,” she went on.
Pelosi was evacuated from the Capitol along with other lawmakers as the riot began.
As the melee continued, one protester was shot and others in the area including a Capitol police officer died of various medical conditions.
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