In recent years, Pelosi has faced criticism from anti-war activists for her support of U.S. military interventions abroad. In particular, her support for the 2003 Iraq War has drawn intense scrutiny and criticism from those who argue that it was a costly and unnecessary conflict that led to the deaths of thousands of people.
The protesters at the CUNY event on Monday were just the latest example of this ongoing criticism. While some audience members booed the disrupters, others appeared sympathetic to their message and applauded them.
Pelosi has yet to respond publicly to the incident. However, it is clear that the anti-war movement is not going away anytime soon, and that Pelosi’s record on foreign policy will continue to be a target for criticism and protest.