New footage from the day of the January 6 riots at the Capitol building features House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who told aides she was ready to knock out President Trump if he dared to travel to the Capitol as rioters swarmed the complex.
Aired for the first time on CNN this Thursday, the video shot by Pelosi’s daughter, filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi, shows Pelosi in an office reacting to Trump’s speech, during which he encouraged supporters to march to the Capitol and that he would join them to protest the certification of Joe Biden.
In the footage, Pelosi is heard joking during the Trump speech, saying, “Tell him, if he comes here, we’re going to the White House.” As the video progressed, Pelosi watched the conclusion of the rally, and an aide assured her that the Secret Service had decided they would not be driving Trump to the Capitol.
To this, Pelosi reacted, “If he comes, I’m going to punch him out. I’ve been waiting for this, for trespassing on Capitol grounds. I’m going to punch him out, and I’m going to go to jail, and I’m going to be happy.”