House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) got a taste of her own medicine this week after she labeled President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress “domestic enemies” and “enemies of the state.”
According to Breitbart, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) responded to Pelosi’s Monday remarks with a tweet slamming the House speaker and warning Republican voters about Democrats in Washington: “Never forget –> They despise you.”
“And the worst part is,” McCarthy added, “they don’t even try to hide it.”
“Enemies of the state”
According to Fox News, the House speaker’s comments came in response to President Donald Trump’s (valid) concerns about universal mail-in voting, which he says will create opportunities for the Democrats to defraud the 2020 presidential election.
Pelosi would apparently rather Trump stay quiet on the topic.
Comparing Trump and his allies to the Russian Federation, Pelosi called her colleagues in Congress “enemies of the state” and “domestic enemies” in an interview with MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin on Monday, as Fox reported.
“The Russians were there [in 2016] and they are there now, 24/7, trying to interfere in our election. But they’re not the only ones,” Pelosi said, according to a transcript provided by her office. “We take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. And, sadly, the domestic enemies to our voting system and honoring our Constitution are right at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with their allies in the Congress of the United States.”
She went on: “They’re doing everything they can: suppress the vote with your actions, scare people, intimidate by saying law enforcement will be there, diminish the role of the postal system in all of this. It’s really, actually shameful. Enemies of the state.”
“They called you ‘Deplorables'”
According to McCarthy, Pelosi’s comments expressed just how much contempt Democrats have for Republicans and Trump supporters. “In 2016, they called you ‘Deplorables.’ Now, Nancy Pelosi calls all Republicans ‘domestic enemies,’” McCarthy wrote in his Monday tweet, according to Breitbart. Take a look:
In 2016, they called you “Deplorables.”
Now, Nancy Pelosi calls all Republicans “domestic enemies.”
Never forget —> They despise you. And the worst part is they don’t even try to hide it. pic.twitter.com/CP8yagYAHT
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) August 24, 2020
As McCarthy referenced, this is the same old ruling-class snobbery that came out in full force with Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” moment in 2016. It was a refusal to accept the people’s vote that led Pelosi and her fellow Dems to endorse the Russia collusion theory — which they have never given up — and now a bizarre hoax surrounding the U.S. Postal Service.
On Thursday, Pelosi gave further proof of her animosity when said that Joe Biden should not “legitimize” Donald Trump by debating him, Fox reported. It looks like the Dems aren’t giving up this act any time soon.