Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel appeared on Newsmax on Wednesday and parroted the baseless claim that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had bought a mansion in Florida. “I heard she’s looking for houses in Florida,” McDaniel said.
“So maybe Ron DeSantis, you know, is a better governor than Newsom. But she’s looking for houses in Florida.”
McDaniel was referencing a fake story that rocketed around conservative social media last month. The claim appeared to be the handiwork of conservative Twitter personality John Cardillo, who said “local sources” told him Pelosi bought a mansion in Jupiter Island.
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RNC Chair and Newsmax Host Repeat False Claim That Pelosi Is Moving to Florida: ‘She Just Chose DeSantis’ https://t.co/6E6iPSKAC1
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