House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) became uncharacteristically quiet after she was asked about her crony connection to Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer.
Jason Mattera, author of the explosive new book CRAPITALISM: Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping Your Tax Dollars, recently caught up with Pelosi and questioned her about a San Francisco subway project that she steered $1B in taxpayer funds to. That particular project lined the pockets of Mr. Steyer — a fact that the Minority Leader has never publicly disclosed.
“Did you secure a billion dollars for San Francisco’s light rail project knowing it would benefit Tom Steyer’s investment?” Mattera asked her.
“I know your deal. You asked for the autograph…” Pelosi babbled, before quickly running into an elevator.
It was roughly ten years ago that Steyer starting buying up real estate in San Francisco’s rundown neighborhood of Mission Bay. The federal funds Pelosi locked down for infrastructure projects have helped Mission Bay experience some of the fastest growing property values in all of San Francisco.
Much like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Nancy Pelosi has made the billionaire Koch brothers a prominent fixture in her frequent public remarks against Republicans. But given her connection to Tom Steyer, Mattera believes a double standard is clearly at play. He wrote CRAPITALISM, he has explained, in order to expose the Left’s phony lies and hypocrisy of claiming to stand up for the little guy, but trampling on them every chance they get.
In fact, Pelosi’s pal Tom Steyer has his own chapter in the book.
One week after his elevator encounter with the California Democrat, Mattera caught up with Pelosi a second time, prior to her speech at a union-organized rally.
“Are you going to talk about your crony connections to Tom Steyer? You know, the money you secured that helped his investment?” Mattera asked.
Pelosi refused to answer.
“I know you don’t want to talk about this … but you guys love talking about the Koch brothers. Somehow they’re undermining democracy,” said Mattera.
Again, Pelosi refused to answer. And this time, one of the members of her security detail asked the author if he would please leave her alone.
“She doesn’t want to answer questions right now,” the agent said.
“Well, clearly — she never does,” responded Mattera.