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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 PelosiEverytown urges Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to resign over newly uncovered remarks Sen. Patrick Leahy returns home after being hospitalized Marjorie Taylor Greene expressed support on Facebook for violence against Democrats 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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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 ClintonEverytown urges Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to resign over newly uncovered remarks Marjorie Taylor Greene expressed support on Facebook for violence against Democrats McConnell last spoke to Trump on Dec. 15 MORE and former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Joe Biden's continued 'Russian misinformation' defense of Hunter is conspiracy-level laughable Tyson fires 7 after probe into managers coronavirus betting 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.