House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wants us to believe that she’s spent her career fighting to protect women.
She’s been a leading voice calling for the resignations of members of Congress accused of sexual harassment – despite sitting by for years as Congress settled millions in harassment suits.
Now, a stunning new investigation proves that Pelosi took money from a Web-based business that specializes in prostitution and has been accused of sex trafficking.
And like a true politician, she’s refusing to give it back.
As first reported by the Washington Times, Pelosi’s political action committee, House Majority, accepted a $10,000 donation last year from the website Backpage.com.
While Backpage offers some legitimate classified advertisements, it’s widely known as a den of sin.
Since its founding in 2004, Backpage has made a fortune advertising prostitution, erotic massages, one-night stands, and much more.
Last week, Detroit police arrested two men who allegedly used Backpage to run a sex trafficking ring involving underage girls. And in June, a Chicago man was arrested for reportedly selling a 16-year-old girl through Backpage.
She was subsequently murdered.
So who would possibly accept donations from such as company and its leadership?
Apparently Pelosi – and many other Democrats.
According to the Washington Times, Pelosi’s PAC accepted the donation from Backpage founder James Larkin late last year.
And since 2010, Backpage owners and their wives directed about $99,000 to political candidates and about $95,000 to Democratic parties in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.
At press time, Pelosi’s PAC was resisting returning the money to Backpage and was claiming Pelosi wasn’t involved, the Washington Times reported.
But even if the Pelosi PAC was to return the money now, under public pressure, it would be too little, too late.
Because the American public has once again learned about the depths of Pelosi’s hypocrisy.
She’s a crusader for women when it suits her politically.
But when she and her cronies think nobody is watching, there is no telling what they’ll do.