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FIRST ON FOX: Government watchdog organizations warned against any "special treatment" being given to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s, D-Calif., husband in his DUI case.
Protect the Public’s Trust director Michael Chamberlain and Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) executive director Kendra Arnold both weighed in on the charges that Paul Pelosi pleaded not guilty to this week.
Pelosi allegedly hit another vehicle while driving drunk and reportedly gave the responding officers his California Highway Patrol 11-99 (CHP 11-99) Foundation — a pro-police charity — membership card when pulled over.
The speaker’s husband was arraigned on a pair of misdemeanor charges in a case that typically begins with a felony booking, pleading not guilty to both of them on Wednesday.
Chamberlain told Fox News Digital that Pelosi’s treatment under the law "is further evidence of the existence of a double standard in the DC Swamp."
"Government officials and those close to them need to be held to the same standards of conduct and treatment under the law," Chamberlain said. "It appears as if this may be the latest incarnation of family members of powerful government officials being given a pass for their illegal or reckless behavior that the rest of us would never get away with."... (Read more)