Politicians are supposed to faithfully adhere to the Constitution and laws. But former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has had it out for Trump since the beginning.
And Nancy Pelosi could lose her job after what she just did to Donald Trump.
With news breaking that Donald Trump has been indicted by a New York City Grand Jury, every major politician has put out their take.
Naturally, conservatives have pointed out that indicting a former president is unheard of, especially over a misdemeanor charge that required an extension in the statute of limitations.
That didn’t stop Democrats and their pals in the DA’s office from pushing this case to its limits.
But Nancy Pelosi, as one of the ringleaders of the Democrat Party, tipped the Democrat playbook to everyone.
Pelosi, placed the burden of proof in legal cases on defendants, saying that “everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence” and that the justice system “grants [Trump] that right.”
“The Grand Jury has acted upon the facts and the law,” Pelosi wrote on social media.
“No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence. Hopefully, the former President will peacefully respect the system, which grants him that right.”
The Grand Jury has acted upon the facts and the law.
No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence.
Hopefully, the former President will peacefully respect the system, which grants him that right.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) March 31, 2023
Of course, anyone who knows anything about the American legal system knows you’re innocent until proven guilty.
Was that a Freudian slip, Congresswoman?
Pelosi’s remarks come after the New York Times reported on Thursday that Trump had been indicted in connection with a years-old case that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg reopened last year in connection with a hush-money scheme involving former Trump attorney Michael Cohen and porn star Stormy Daniels.
The historic announcement of a former president’s indictment on unspecified charges elicited reactions from leading lawmakers from across the political spectrum.
Numerous Republican leaders, including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), expressed indignation, accusing Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg of using the legal system to target political opponents.
Democratic leaders, on the other hand, appeared more reserved in their remarks. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), for instance, said Trump “will be able to avail himself of the legal system and a jury, not politics, to determine his fate.”
Pelosi’s statement, which appeared to deprive Trump of the presumption of innocence, was still public at the time of publication.
Close associates to Donald Trump have said the former president plans to surrender himself to authorities.
Though Trump may be forced through a “perp walk” – a photo op for the media to document his arrest – he will certainly avoid any jail time.
Stay tuned to The Federalist Wire.