So now we know why Nancy Pelosi was hellbent on traveling to Taiwan! To avoid the fallout from her husband’s drunk driving case, among other reasons.
On Wednesday, Paul Pelosi’s attorneys appeared in court to kick off his trial after receiving charges of driving under the influence.
The incident seemed typical of drunk driving cases when the story first broke, but it turns out the American public wasn’t actually aware of the full story.
According to the police report, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi displayed slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol during his arrest last month.
Paul allegedly drove his Porsche into a Jeep near the town of Yountville on May 28, failed his sobriety test, and was noticeably unsteady when officers took him into custody. He was arrested on one count of driving under the influence, according to court documents.
“His eyes [appear] red/watery, he was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath,” according to the criminal complaint.
But that isn’t even the worst of it!
After police arrived at the scene and asked Paul Pelosi for identification, he tried to hand them his driver’s license and a card from the “11-99 Foundation,” a highway patrol foundation that supports law enforcement officers, according to Fox News.
Not only that, but a last-minute decision to replace the judge overseeing Pelosi’s case raised serious questions. Cops also reported that Paul was on drugs at the time of his arrest.
— Jesse Watters Primetime (@jesseprimetime) August 2, 2022
Paul Pelosi was driving a 2021 Porsche 911 toward a family country house in Napa Valley around 10 p.m. local time on May 28 when a Jeep rammed into his vehicle as he attempted to cross the highway.
It was initially reported that no one was injured in the incident. However, we now know the injuries were in fact serious after the victim reported multiple symptoms, like headaches and other ailments.
Before the accident, Paul Pelosi underwent cataract surgery, and the night before, he had attended a dinner with Alexander Mehran, a friend and Democratic donor, per the report.
The two have faced other controversies over the past few weeks, including after it was disclosed Paul Pelosi had purchased stocks in semiconductor company Nvidia before the Senate was scheduled to vote on a bill that would give billions in subsidies to semiconductor producers. He later sold the shares, losing $341,365 in the transaction, according to a filing.
While Nancy Pelosi inches the U.S. closer to another World War, her husband is back in California, on trial for drunk driving. Now imagine if a Republican were in the same situation…
Author: Robert Bogart