by Tyler Durden Sat, 11/14/2020 – 13:00

Despite her assurances that Capitol Hill physicians had signed off, and that the dinner would follow a laundry list of COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, Nancy Pelosi ended up cancelling a dinner for new incoming Democratic House members, offering a hasty apology to outraged liberal allies.

After several conservative blogs and media outlets pointed out the hypocrisy of Pelosi’s explanation (which happened to coincide with a similar incident involving Gavin Newsom and a staffer’s birthday party), Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill announced Friday night that the dinner had been canceled. Of course, the cancellation came only after the backlash; when reporters first questioned Pelosi and her staff about the dinner, she offered a laundry list of excuses.

Instead of holding the dinner in-person, House members would receive “take out” meals and simply head back to wherever they’re staying while they’re in town for orientation, Hammill said.

As the Gateway Pundit pointed out, the decision followed reports from an ABC News journalist questioning the wisdom of the event.
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