House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been escalating her rhetoric against Trump and the GOP in recent days, but she really lost it in a Monday appearance on MSNBC’s “Live.”
Pelosi can’t stand the fact that she doesn’t control Trump or the Senate, and she is furious that there is so much resistance to her mail-in voting scheme that she declared that Trump and his allies are the “enemies of the state.”
Pelosi discarded civility long before she tore up the President’s State of the Union address in front of the entire nation in February, but her rhetoric has gotten increasingly hysterical since then.
“One thing I’ll say to the American people, don’t pay attention to Donald Trump. It’s his goal to scare people from voting, to intimidate them by saying he’s going to have law enforcement people at the polls,” Pelosi said on Monday, continuing to repeat the disproven and bogus claim that Trump allowed “Putin decide who will be President instead of the American people.”
“But ignore him because his purpose is to diminish the vote, to suppress the vote,” Pelosi rambled. “But again, let’s just get out there and mobilize, organize, and not let the President deter anybody from voting. And again, support the postal system, which is election central. They’re doing everything they can, suppress the vote with their actions, scare people, intimidate by saying law enforcement will be there, diminish the role of the postal system and all of this. It’s shameful, enemies of the state.”
It’s jarring to hear Pelosi characterize Republicans as “enemies of the state” over a made-up postal service scandal, but it is 2020, after all.
Pelosi had a similar meltdown over the US Postal Service on Sunday, telling CNN’s Jake Tapper that Republicans will have “major doggy doo on their shoes for a long time to come because they are complicit in his undermining the integrity of our election.”