In her latest appearance on MSNBC, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) offered up a vicious attack on President Donald Trump for the network’s largely left-leaning audience.
Pelosi claimed during an interview on Monday that the president and his GOP allies are “enemies of the state” and are attempting to suppress the vote on Election Day by addressing concerns about mail-in voting, as reported by the Washington Examiner.
“One thing I’ll say”
Her remarks came in response to host Ayman Mohyeldin’s question regarding whether American voters should be concerned about the integrity of November’s election.
“One thing I’ll say to the American people: Do not pay any attention to Donald Trump,” Pelosi responded. “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.”
Trump previously mentioned the likelihood that an increased number of officials would be stationed at polling places in an effort to find potential cases of voter fraud.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows later clarified that voters should not expect “thousands of sheriffs” waiting for them when they cast a ballot, but said that “if the judges at those polling places need any kind of security, we’re going to make sure that we have the resources to do that.”
Nevertheless, Pelosi used her platform to say that the act of supposedly “diminishing the role of the Postal Service” made Trump and other Republican leaders “enemies of the state.”
“Domestic enemies to our voting system”
Citing the oath elected officials take “to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic,” the speaker claimed that “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.”
Of course, Republicans who support Trump’s position on mail-in voting assert that they are actually standing up for the free and fair election she claims they endanger.
Those who do not back Pelosi and the Democrats’ plan for widespread mail-in ballots, however, are deemed to be “suppressing” the vote.
Trump has been criticized by many of the same politicians for supposedly trying to invalidate the election by voicing concerns about election fraud.
It appears they are perfectly comfortable with claims of voter suppression and fraud, however, as long as they are directed toward Trump and the GOP.