During a Friday interview on CBS’s “This Morning,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tried to justify why she thinks Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden should pull out debating President Donald Trump. In August, she had also told reporters that Biden should cancel his three scheduled debates with the president.
The California Democrat claimed that the Commander in Chief “has no fidelity to fact or truth”, “isn’t committed to our Constitution,” and that “he and his henchmen are a danger to our democracy”, asking, “why bother” holding a debate with President Trump.
“Tuesday is the big debate, the first debate between the two of them, between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. You had earlier suggested that you didn’t think Biden should debate. Do you still feel that way?” Host Gayle King asked the House Speaker.
“I do. Not that I don’t think he’ll be excellent. I just think that the president has no fidelity to fact or truth, and actually, in his comments the last few days, no fidelity to the Constitution of the United States. He and his henchmen are a danger with their comments, are a danger to our democracy. So, I didn’t want to give him– you know, why bother– you know, he doesn’t tell the truth, he isn’t committed to our Constitution,” Pelosi claimed.
King interjected and told Pelosi, “See, that’s what people say is the problem. Your language to some is just as egregious as what they’re saying by calling the president’s people henchmen. Some could say that’s just as insulting as what he’s saying about you.”
Pelosi responded, “Well, I don’t care what he says about me. Every knock from him is a boost for me. If he wants to help me raise money, he can keep knocking me. But I’m speaking truth. Our Constitution is at the mercy of people who have no allegiance to the Constitution of the United States.” Video Below
Nancy Pelosi’s remarks:
.@SpeakerPelosi on why she thinks Biden shouldn’t debate Trump: “The president has no fidelity to fact or truth, and actually in his comments the last few days, no fidelity to the Constitution … He and his henchmen are a danger with their comments, are a danger to our democracy" pic.twitter.com/xWso2rYcpR
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 25, 2020
In August during a weekly news conference, Pelosi suggested to reporters that Joe Biden should cancel his three scheduled debates with President Trump because the president would “belittle” the forum and engage in “skullduggery.”
The first debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will take place in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29 and moderated by Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace. The debate begins at 9 p.m. Eastern time.
Wallace shared the topics with the Commission on Presidential Debates, but specific questions will not be shared with either the commission or the candidates. The topics are as follows: Biden records, the Supreme Court, COVID-19, the economy, race and violence in our cities and the integrity of the election. The topics might not be in the order that they are listed. Continued Below
Nancy Pelosi’s full remarks with CBS’ Gayle King: