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Sara Swann
By Sara Swann April 12, 2024

No, this post doesn’t reveal any wrongdoing by Nancy Pelosi

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  • The article linked in the post mentions no wrongdoing by Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

  • The article’s only mention of Pelosi is a December 2023 MSNBC interview in which she criticized House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La.’s decision to hold a vote on the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

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Did House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., just expose trouble with Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as some social media users are claiming? No, that’s misleading.

An April 6 Facebook post shared side-by-side photos of Johnson and Pelosi with text above it that read, "Nancy Pelosi Busted, Speaker Johnson Just Released It For Everyone To See."

In the comments, the Facebook user who posted the image said, "Everyone needs to see this!!" and shared a link to a March 20 article by Conservative Brief, a conservative media website. The article headline reads, "GOP-Led House Votes To Ban Housing Migrants On Public Lands."

(Screengrab from Facebook)

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Although the post says Pelosi, the former House speaker, was "busted," the linked article doesn’t reveal any wrongdoing.

First, the article mentions a bill passed by the House in November 2023 that would ban the use of public lands for temporary migrant housing. This bill is unlikely to pass in the Senate, where Democrats hold a slim majority.

Then, the article changes the subject to note that House Republicans voted in December 2023 to approve an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

The article suggests the two votes are linked, but this is not so. The Republican impeachment inquiry seeks to find evidence of wrongdoing in Biden’s family business dealings.

Pelosi is mentioned in the Conservative Brief’s article only when it says she criticized Johnson’s decision to hold a vote on the impeachment inquiry in a December 2023 MSNBC interview.

We rate the claim that Pelosi was "busted" and Johnson "released it for everyone to see" False.

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