House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was speaking at a press conference in San Francisco on Monday when an unidentified man interrupted her with a “Let’s Go, Brandon” chant.
The individual shouted out the anti-President Joe Biden chant as Pelosi was speaking about the recently passed $1.75 trillion infrastructure bill, also known as the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,” which is supposed to fix roads, bridges, ports, waterways, and rural broadband access across the U.S.
“Remember the state legislature, this is—,” Pelosi began.
“Let’s Go, Brandon"!Wooooooo! USA! USA! USA!” the man was belting out. Pelosi ignored the chants and continued on with the press conference by calling the next speaker to the podium.
Pelosi, along with Democratic Mayor London Breed, California Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, and several victims of traffic accidents, held the conference to discuss the legislation’s intent to provide for “safe streets and roads for all” in order to end traffic fatalities by 2024. Pelosi said the city has faced an uptick in traffic deaths, with 462 killed in 2020.
Pelosi announced at the conference that House Democrats secured $14 billion for roadway safety on a national level and $262 million from the Highway Safety Improvement Program to California “to help reduce fatalities and injuries on our roads.”
“We will help make California’s streets safer and friendlier,” she said.
The “Let’s Go, Brandon” phrase became a national sensation after NBC reporter Kelli Stavast claimed that the NASCAR audience chanting “F*ck Joe Biden” was saying “Let’s Go, Brandon” in support of driver Brandon Brown. Brown wrote an op-ed Monday saying that he “understands” the people’s struggles and frustration, adding that he hears the “millions of Americans” chanting his name at a time when “Washington does not.”
The chant has sparked both controversy and popularity across the nation, with several conservative politicians and citizens, including Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, using the phrase as a form of protest.
A “Let’s Go, Brandon” store opened earlier this month in North Attleborough, Massachusetts, where they sell a wide variety of “Let’s Go, Brandon” merchandise.
Biden traveled to Kentucky Wednesday to survey the destruction which was caused by the tornado that killed 74 people last Friday. As he exited his motorcade he was once again greeted with “Let’s Go, Brandon."