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Newsweek: ‘MAGA Republicans Pounce’ on Pelosi’s husband’s DUI history

Maybe Newsweek somehow didn’t get the message that the word “pounce” as in “pounce republicans” has become such a laughable cliché that even Politics ditched him in favor of “seized” after years of being mocked for abusing him. Last Sunday, Newsweek released the snap used to frame their story by Jason Lemon on how Republicans reacted to the arrest of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband for DUI in “MAGA Republicans Pounce After Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Arrested for DUI”.

The story itself wasn’t so much about Paul Pelosi’s DUI as it was about how Republicans reacted or “pounced” in reaction:

Pro-Trump Republicans have targeted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, after it was announced on Sunday that her husband, Paul Pelosi, was arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence of alcohol in Napa County, California.

… Quickly, a number of right-wing commentators and politicians reacted to the news by attacking Pelosi, while criticizing her and her husband.

… “This Memorial Day weekend, remember not to drink and drive. Save a life, call an Uber @SpeakerPelosi,” Rep. Lauren Boebert, a Republican from Colorado, tweeted Sunday afternoon.

…”How long will Paul Pelosi be in prison? He has endangered so many lives with his reckless behavior,” author and commentator Brigitte Gabriel wrote in a post on Twitter. “If his last name was Trump, the media would make it the number one story.”

… Nick Adams, a pro-Trump author, wrote in a tweet that “Paul Pelosi is a thug.” In another post, he said, “The Pelosi crime family should be investigated by the Trump administration.”

… Podcast host and right-wing commentator Mark Levin appeared to blame Paul Pelosi’s alleged DUI on his wife. “Can’t really blame her,” he joked in a tweet.

Newsweek continued to quote “leapfrogging” Republicans insofar as that was the main focus of the story. In the meantime, maybe Jason Lemon and others Newsweek journalists should consult a thesaurus to find a synonym for “leap”.

Oh, and since “seized” is also about to become a well-worn cliche, maybe they should cross that off the “pounce” replacement list or risk continuing to mock.

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