Drudge Tries to Punch Pelosi During Press Conference
April 4, 2007. 10:29 am EST. WASHINGTON.
DrudgeReport author Matt Drudge tried to punch Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a press conference on steps of the Capitol Building, said an official who was present at the press conference.
"He sort of swung a sloppy right hook at her but missed," said the official. "Then he fell over. I've never never seen such disrespect or such bad footwork. He's definitely a DC gossip guy, not a boxer. It actually sorta looked like he was drunk." The official says Drudge was then knelt on by Secret Service personnel. Pelosi was unhurt.
The official is so far is the only person to mention the incident, which took place in front of dozens of cameras and Washington reporters. He has asked to remain anonymous because he fears retaliation for tipping us off to a story that should be available to anyone with YouTube.
"This is all BS wingnut spin. I didn't try to punch Pelosi," Drudge wrote on his own site. "I wasn't even there." At its first appearance on the website, however, Drudge's denial contained multiple typos, suggesting that he was still drunk and trembling when he wrote it.