June 24, 2013
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s “progressive” fan base at the Netroots Nation conference shouted her down on Saturday after she defended the NSA’s blatant violation of the Constitution and she called whistleblower Edward Snowden a criminal.
Disregarding Benjamin Franklin’s admonition that those who surrender liberty for security deserve neither, Pelosi insisted the nation needs to sideline the Fourth Amendment in a trade-off – she called it “balance” – between national security and privacy.
“As far as Snowden: he did violate the law in terms of releasing those documents,” she said.
As she uttered her treasonous absurdity about the Bill of Rights, Mark Perkel, an activist from California, started shouting at Pelosi. “It’s not a balance. It’s not constitutional!” he insisted. “No secret laws!”
According to Politico, Perkel was “escorted” out of the room by security. “Leave him alone!” other attendees at the conference demanded. “That’s what a police state looks like right there!”
“You suck!” another person yelled at Pelosi.