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 PelosiTop Federal Reserve official: Further coronavirus stimulus bill may not be needed Schumer: Fired inspector general will be remembered as a 'hero' Clyburn says stimulus spending oversight committee will be 'forward looking' 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."


The rhetoric comes as Republicans have hit Democrats over their opposition to President TrumpDonald John TrumpCampaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis Outgoing inspector general says Trump fired him for carrying out his 'legal obligations' Trump hits Illinois governor after criticism: 'I hear him complaining all the time' MORE and their actions during Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughProgressive group knocks McConnell for talking judicial picks during coronavirus Trump nominates former Kavanaugh clerk for influential appeals court Coronavirus isn't the only reason Congress should spend less time in DC 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 ClintonDoes Joe Biden really want to be president? Trump team picks fight with Twitter, TV networks over political speech Why Gretchen Whitmer's stock is rising with Team Biden MORE and former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderThe Hill's Campaign Report: Coronavirus forces Democrats to postpone convention Biden associates reach out to Holder about VP search Big stimulus packages required, but they risk political blowback 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.