Former Speaker of the Home Nancy Pelosi on Saturday denounced Donald Trump’s “reckless” posts urging supporters to protest his looming indictment and doable arrest.
“Nobody is above the legislation, not even a former President of the USA,” the California congresswoman tweeted, hours after Trump posted an all-caps missive to Fact Social telling followers that he “WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK.”
“PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!” Trump wrote.
“The previous president’s announcement this morning is reckless: doing so to maintain himself within the information & to foment unrest amongst his supporters,” Pelosi countered.
“He can’t conceal from his violations of the legislation, disrespect for our elections and incitements to violence.”
Trump’s “aim is acts of violence in his identify,” California Rep. Eric Swalwell echoed. “And we should be ready to guard towards it.”
Pelosi led the Democratic pushback after Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) vowed to open an “rapid” congressional probe of what he known as a “politically motivated prosecution” — Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s investigation of a $130,000 hush cash fee allegedly made to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016.
“Kevin McCarthy as soon as once more taking part in the a part of prison protection counsel to protect Trump from accountability,” snarked Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).
“Heedless of the implications to the nation, he stirs the pot.”
In January, McCarthy kicked Schiff and Swalwell off the Home Everlasting Choose Committee on Intelligence, accusing them of mendacity “to the American public repeatedly.”