'How Much Are You Worth, Nancy?': Pelosi Heckled at Town Hall While Slamming Trump Tax Law
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Rep. Nancy Pelosi was heckled by a woman at a town hall event Tuesday after she continued blasting President Trump and Republicans' tax cuts.
"God never intended one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth while others live in abject deadening poverty," the House minority leader said, adding that the quote was from Dr. Martin Luther King.
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As she finished her sentence, Pelosi was interrupted by a woman in the Phoenix, Arizona, audience who asked "how much are you worth, Nancy?"
"Are you in abject poverty?" the woman shouted at Pelosi, who is routinely listed among the wealthiest members of Congress.
Pelosi and her husband Paul Sr., a Georgetown-educated businessman who runs a venture capital firm, are worth about $100 million.Article continues below
"We're not talking about that," Pelosi responded, saying that she can talk "louder than anybody" because she is a mother of five grown children.
She joined Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) at the event, continuing to rail against the new tax law's effects on everyday Americans.
Pelosi said that the federal budget and tax policy should be a "statement of national values" and that the plan forwarded by Trump is "the complete opposite."
The former House speaker drew criticism from Republicans in recent weeks after describing companies' bonuses to workers as "crumbs."
Speaking in West Virginia a few weeks ago, Trump called out Pelosi specifically for the comment, comparing it to Hillary Clinton's "deplorables" insult toward his supporters in 2016.
"People are getting 1,000, 2,000, 3,000 dollars. That's not crumbs. That's a lot of money," he said.
Watch the exchange above.