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KNOW YOUR CROWD Pelosi Booed at Netroots Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

Pelosi Booed at Netroots

Not a fun Saturday night for Nancy Pelosi. The California congresswoman was booed on Saturday at this year’s Netroots Nation conference after she defended President Obama’s response to the NSA leaks—and saying that alleged leaker Edward Snowden broke the law. The heckling began when Pelosi said the country needs “balance” between security and privacy, with an audience member shouting, “it’s not balance, it’s not constitutional! No more secret laws!” Although the moderators tried to quiet the heckler, Pelosi said she would “welcome the challenges” from the crowd, but she was booed again when she said “As far as Snowden: he did violate the law in terms of releasing those documents.” Tough crowd: at least one person then yelled “You suck!”

June 23, 2013 8:14 AM