Ben Shapiro condemns Republicans confronting Nancy Pelosi: ‘Stupid, nasty, and counterproductive’

Ben Shapiro condemns Republicans confronting Nancy Pelosi: ‘Stupid, nasty, and counterproductive’
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Conservative writer Ben Shapiro condemned a group of conservative protesters who yelled profanities and called House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiNYT's Friedman repeatedly says 's---hole' in tirade against Trump on CNN GOP lawmaker: Trump's tweets 'obviously not racist' On the USMCA, Pelosi can't take yes for an answer MORE (D-Calif.) a communist at an event in Florida.

"Stupid, nasty, and counterproductive," Shapiro tweeted, along with a video of the people charging Pelosi. 

Other Republicans also criticized the protesters, with many describing them as a "mob."

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The rhetoric comes as Republicans have hit Democrats over their opposition to President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Camerota clashes with Trump's immigration head over president's tweet LA Times editorial board labels Trump 'Bigot-in-Chief' Trump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates MORE and their actions during Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic infighting threatens 2020 unity Ex-DCCC official: McGrath comments on Kavanaugh vote not 'a death sentence' Kentucky Democrat says primary challenge to McGrath 'might be helpful' MORE's confirmation battle.

Republicans have likened liberal protesters on Capitol Hill to a mob and have argued voters should not give power to Democrats given the actions of the protesters.

They've also criticized Democratic figures such as 2016 presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton responds to Trump tweets telling Dem lawmakers to 'go back' to their countries The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur: Here's how to choose a president MORE and former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderThe old 'state rights' and the new state power The Hill's Morning Report — Harris brings her A game to Miami debate Holder rips Walker over Wisconsin gerrymandering MORE for statements the GOP says can lead to demonstrators and protesters getting out of control.

The protests of Pelosi threatened to undercut the GOP argument by showcasing how extremists on the right can engage in mob-like behavior.