Nancy Pelosi is filmed speaking at lavish Napa Valley fundraising lunch where tickets sold for up to $29,000 as Joe Biden faces biggest crisis of his presidency over Afghanistan
- Pelosi was filmed speaking at a lavish fundraiser in Napa Valley Sunday, where guests doled out donations of up to $29,000
- What looked like more than a hundred guests were sitting shoulder to shoulder and maskless at a table groaning with fine food and fancy flowers
- ‘All the servants fully masked,’ journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted. ‘The almost-entirely old, white, rich crowd of DCCC donors free to go maskless’
- The ritzy fundraiser comes at a time when America’s botched Afghanistan troop withdrawal ultimately led t the deadly chaos at the Kabul airport
Nancy Pelosi was filmed speaking at a lavish, sun-soaked Napa Valley fundraising brunch – where tickets cost up to $29,000 each – as Joe Biden faced the biggest test of his presidency over America’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The 19-second video clip taken shortly around 11:30am West Coast time – when the balmy weather was in the 70s and sunny – pans the event and shows over a hundred maskless people sitting shoulder to shoulder.
Pelosi – the Speaker of the House of Representatives – and third in line to be president if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were incapacitated, was filmed addressing guests about the aims of the fundraiser.
Nancy Pelosi speaks at a ritzy Napa Valley fundraiser while the situation in Kabul worsens
What looks like over a hundred people are sitting shoulder to shoulder and maskless during the Democrat’s fundraiser led by Pelosi
Guests are spending between $100 to $29,000 per person in donations
A lush nature scene with a gazebo serves as the backdrop to the event, and colorful floral arrangements liven the the tables.
The event had a country-club-like feel, where well-dressed guests chit chatted amongst themselves while caterers served their food.
Guests were filmed eating what appeared to be a fresh fruit and vegetable plate, on tables groaning with fresh flowers, and laid out with snowy white linen, as well as expensive-looking cutlery.
They were prepared to dole out between $100 to $29,000 each in donations to the DCCC – the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
‘All the servants fully masked,’ journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted. ‘The almost-entirely old, white, rich crowd of DCCC donors free to go maskless as they’re served.’
Nancy and her donors were filmed enjoying themselves as her close ally President Biden faced ongoing fury amid the United States’ chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, amid hellish scenes at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai Airport.
At least seven people – including a two year old – were trampled and crushed to death, President Joe Biden said on Sunday.
US citizens and Afghan allies are dehydrated in dusty streets outside of the Kabul airport, and they’re being attacked by the Taliban. Now ISIS – a foe of America and the Taliban – has emerged as a legitimate threat.
There are fears suicide bombers could target people desperate to flee, as well as Americans and their allies who are currently helping guard the airport.
The same day as Pelosi’s fundraiser, US Embassy staffers in Kabul sent a diplomatic cable saying they’re ‘deeply disheartened,’ NBC News reported.
One staffer said, ‘It would be better to die under the Taliban’s bullet’ than make their way through the chaos of Kabul airport.
Another said, ‘Happy to die here, but with dignity and pride.’
A woman and children wait for transportation to the terminal at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Dusty, rubbish strewn street filled with thousands of people desperate to take the steps needed to get into Kabul airport and out of the Taliban-run country
Pelosi has previously faced claims she is out of touch after going for an indoor haircut in her home city of San Francisco in September 2020 – while indoor beauty services were banned because of COVID.
The House Speaker later claimed she was set up. And in April 2020 – as COVID began to ravage the US – she sparked fury after appearing on Stephen Colbert’s late-night talk show to share the designer ice cream brands she keeps stocked in her $25,000 freezer.