When President Trump suggests that his enemies are guilty of a crime, he is accused of dictatorial behavior. How many times over the last few years have you heard liberals go crazy over Trump’s threats to “prosecute his political opponents?” A thousand? At least.
But strangely enough, we don’t see any of that same concern when presidential candidates like Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren vow to pursue charges against Trump if they are elected to the highest office in the land. What was once the rhetoric of banana republics is now apparently just fine. It all depends on the speaker…and, maybe more importantly, the target.
Well, speaking of speakers, Nancy Pelosi reportedly told senior House Democrats that she’s right along with Warren and Harris. According to Politico, as she was wrestling with Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) about whether or not to pursue impeachment against Trump, Pelosi said that she’d rather see the president carted away and locked “in prison.”
Nadler pressed Pelosi to allow his committee to launch an impeachment inquiry against Trump — the second such request he’s made in recent weeks only to be rebuffed by the California Democrat and other senior leaders. Pelosi stood firm, reiterating that she isn’t open to the idea of impeaching Trump at this time.
“I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison,” Pelosi said, according to multiple Democratic sources familiar with the meeting. Instead of impeachment, Pelosi still prefers to see Trump defeated at the ballot box and then prosecuted for his alleged crimes, according to the sources.
They said she was expressing solidarity with pro-impeachment Democrats who want to hold the president accountable while disputing the idea that it is now time to take that step. Pelosi has long argued that certain conditions must be met before Democrats begin impeachment — public support and strong bipartisan backing, neither of which have so far materialized.
Imagine being so filled with vile hatred at this president that you are handed a 400+ page report concluding that he’s NOT GUILTY of the crimes that you’ve accused him of – and then use that very report as the basis for wanting to see him locked behind bars! Are these really the same Democrats who were shocked and aghast when people would chant “Lock Her Up!” at Trump rallies?
Maybe Pelosi was just posturing for the sake of appearing strong in front of Democrat degenerates like Nadler who think they can make their bones off impeaching President Trump. Or maybe she really does think that the next president’s administration should prosecute Trump for these supposed “crimes.” Either way, it’s hypocrisy to the nth degree. And, if brought to fruition by some future Democratic administration, it will represent a chilling abuse of power.