Pelosi Spars With Town Hall Participants: ‘Do You Want to Listen?’

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House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) reprimanded her constituents in an exchange during a town hall on Saturday with fellow California Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier.

Pelosi had touted her experience as an activist, and said she was a supporter of single-payer health care well before she was elected to Congress.

"Please come out Speaker Pelosi and say ‘we support single-payer, that's our aim, that's what we're going for,’" one man in the crowd yelled.

Pelosi said that Obamacare was more liberal than single-payer in some ways, causing "boos" throughout the crowd.

"Yes, yes, yes! Do you want to listen or do you just want to speak?" Pelosi said.

A person in the crowd could be heard yelling, asking Pelosi again if she supported single-payer health care.

"I have always supported that," Pelosi responded. "I have been supporting it before you were born."

This received applause from the mostly liberal crowd.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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