Nancy Pelosi rattled her saber and ripped President Trump today and told Joe Biden not to debate President Trump because she said Biden shouldn’t legitimize a conversation with Trump.
“I don’t think he should dignify that conversation with Donald Trump,” she said. “I know the Biden campaign thinks in a different way.” “I don’t think there should be any debates.”
“I think that he’ll probably act in a way that is beneath the dignity of the presidency,” Pelosi said of Trump. (See Video Below)
“I think it will also belittle what the debates are supposed to be about and they’re not to be about the skullduggery on the part of somebody who has no respect for the office he holds, much less the Democratic process.”
The other day Pelosi called the GOP and Trump enemies of the state. From Jonathon Turley:
In a Monday interview with MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin, Pelosi was asked about the controversy over the postal service and mail-in voting. She responded:
“Thank you for the opportunity to say. One thing I’ll say to the American people: Do not pay any attention to Donald Trump. It is his goal to scare people from voting, to intimidate them by saying he’s going to have law enforcement people at the polls, to welcome, in fact, Russian intervention into our election . . . We take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.
And sadly, the domestic enemies to our voting system and our honoring our Constitution are right at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., with their allies in the Congress of the United States.”
Pelosi clearly states that her colleagues are included among the domestic enemies that the House oath that is required as a qualification for office under Article VI, clause 3.
It is a further denigration of our political debate. However, this is directly calling those who support Trump in Congress to be domestic enemies. Pelosi has previously caused controversies over comments on the floor that were viewed as violating House rules.
Pelosi herself has led efforts to condemnTrump for his “low standards using disgraceful language about Members of Congress.”
This is not a statement on the floor and is not a clear violation of House rules. However, it is a violation, again, of the traditional role of the Speaker. No one expects a Speaker to be a non-partisan, particularly off the floor.
However, she is the highest ranking member of the House of Representatives and leads by example. This has been the continuing example of raw and reckless partisanship from the Speaker.
I happen to agree with Speaker Pelosi on some of these policy fights. Yet, calling your own members enemies of the state is a reprehensible moment that would be widely condemned in the media if the party affiliation were reversed.
Speaker Pelosi: “Don’t tell Joe Biden. I don’t think there should be any debates … I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him, nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States.” pic.twitter.com/Pvrz2uAUVZ— The Recount (@therecount) August 27, 2020
Speaker Pelosi says that she does not think there should be any presidential debates between President Trump and Joe Biden:— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 27, 2020
“I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him.” pic.twitter.com/KkGSBAWrzy