FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Nancy Pelosi Being Arrested?

Christine Sellers | Fact Check Reporter

A video shared on Facebook allegedly shows Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi being arrested by federal agents.

Verdict: False

The video shows Pelosi leaving her San Francisco home following an attack on her husband, Paul, according to NBC Bay Area. There is no evidence the Speaker was arrested.

Fact Check:

Pelosi said she would “always have influence” over the Democratic Party during Sunday interviews with CNN and ABC News, Reuters reported. The speaker hinted at potentially leaving Congress following the attack on her husband prior to the 2022 midterm elections, according to The New York Times.

The Facebook video, liked over 100 times, appears to show Pelosi being escorted to a dark-colored SUV, being guarded by two men.

“NANCY PELOSI ARRESTED,” the video’s caption reads. (RELATED: Did Paul Pelosi Refer To His Attacker As A Friend?)

The claim is false. The video shows Pelosi leaving her San Francisco home Oct. 30, just two days after an attack on her husband, Paul Pelosi, according to NBC Bay Area. “Paul Pelosi continues to recover following an attack at their home,” the video’s caption reads in part. Paul Pelosi was attacked on Oct. 28 by 42-year-old David DePape after entering the speaker’s home, according to USA Today.

There are no credible news reports suggesting the Democratic Speaker of the House was arrested. Likewise, Pelosi has neither mentioned the claim via her website nor her verified social media accounts. The San Francisco Police Department also has not commented on the purported claim.

Check Your Fact has contacted Pelosi’s office for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.

This is not the first time the Democratic House Speaker has been the subject of a false social media claim. Check Your Fact previously debunked a post claiming Pelosi and her husband withheld their home surveillance footage from police following his attack.

Christine Sellers

Fact Check Reporter


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