Pelosi Loses Badly In Court
Former House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, paid $7,500 to an Illinois man who filed a lawsuit against her campaign for violating federal laws related to robocalling.
According to Fox, In October 2022, Jorge Rojas sued Pelosi’s campaign for $31,500, claiming that the campaign’s frequent text messages violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991. This law prohibits solicitors from contacting individuals who have signed up for the Do Not Call Registry, and it includes provisions for text messages.
Despite joining the Do Not Call Registry in 2008, Rojas received 21 text messages from Pelosi’s campaign between November 2021 and July 2022, as reported by Business Insider.
Rojas claimed that the texts showed Pelosi’s “malicious, intentional, willful, reckless, wanton and negligent disregard” for the law, and he sought $1,500 in damages for each text message.
On February 21, 2023, Pelosi’s campaign filed a report with the Federal Elections Commission that included a payment of $7,500 to Rojas for the purpose of “Settlement.” Business Insider reported that Rojas dismissed his lawsuit the following day.
During her decades-long tenure as a House Democrat leader, Pelosi was known for her exceptional fundraising abilities, generating tens of millions of dollars in donations for herself and her fellow Democrats.
Pelosi resigned from Democratic leadership after the 2022 election, and it is uncertain whether she will maintain her influential role in fundraising efforts. However, earlier this year, she gave a tour to Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, her successor, to meet with key Democratic donors in California.