Trump accuses Pelosi of causing January 6th 'insurrection' as her narrative crumbles before Supreme Court

 February 9, 2024

Nancy Pelosi's January 6th narrative fell flat Thursday in front of the Supreme Court, as the justices appeared to reject arguments that Donald Trump should be barred from the ballot over the "insurrection." 

It was an anti-climactic moment after Democrats spent years arguing that Trump tried to overthrow "our democracy."

Emboldened by the day's events, Trump redoubled his accusations that Pelosi was the cause of the "insurrection" all along.

"I think it was an insurrection caused by Nancy Pelosi," Trump said at his Mar-A-Lago estate. 

Pelosi's J6 narrative crumbles

Led by Pelosi, Democrats have for years tried to disable Trump politically by holding him liable for the "insurrection."

Trump has often noted, in response, that he told his supporters to protest "peacefully" - and he has sometimes claimed Pelosi is at fault for not securing the Capitol.

While the justices did not directly address whether January 6th was an insurrection or who caused it, they appeared to cast doubt on the official dogma that Pelosi helped midwife with the January 6th committee.

The justices seemed annoyed by the insolent demeanor of the lawyer for the Colorado challengers, Jason Murray, who responded to the justices' probing questions by asserting the case was not a close call.

“Ultimately, what we have here is an insurrection that was incited in plain sight for all to see,” he said.

During one sharp exchange, Chief Justice John Roberts admonished Murray for "avoiding the question."

"It seems to me you're avoiding the question, which is that different states may have different views about what constitutes 'insurrection,'" Roberts said.

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled controversially last year that Trump engaged in "insurrection" and is therefore banned from the ballot under the Fourteenth Amendment.

Defending this sweeping demand, Murray dismissed "frivolous" concerns that different states could weaponize the term "insurrection" to target political opponents, eliciting a sharp response from Roberts.

"Hold on, you might think they're frivolous, but the people that are bringing them may not think they're frivolous. Insurrection is a broad, broad term," he said.

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In a stunning vindication of Trump, even liberal justices echoed his worries about "bedlam" being unleashed if individual states are permitted to kick candidates off the ballot according to their whims.

“Why should a single state have the ability to make this determination not only for their own citizens but also for the nation?” Elena Kagan, an Obama appointee, asked.

Sharing his reaction afterward, Trump beamed with satisfaction and hope for "democracy."

“I think it was well received, I hope it was well received,” Trump said.

“I hope that democracy in this country will continue because right now we have a very tough situation with all of the radical left ideas with the weaponization of politics. They weaponize it like it's never been weaponized before,” Trump added.

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