Nancy Pelosi Says Joe Biden Should Not Debate Donald Trump: ‘He Has No Fidelity to Fact or Truth… He and His Henchmen Are a Danger to Democracy’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Friday on CBS This Morning that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden should not debate President President Donald Trump because doing so would dignify and validate Trump’s pathological antipathy toward truth.
“Tuesday is a big debate. The first debate between the two of them. Between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. You had earlier suggested that you didn’t think Biden should debate. Do you still feel that way?” host Gayle King asked.
“I do,” said Pelosi. “Not that I don’t think he’ll be excellent. The president has no fidelity to fact or truth, and actually in his comments the last few days, no fidelity to the Constitution of the United States. He and his henchmen are a danger with their comments, are a danger to our democracy. Why bother? He doesn’t tell the truth. He isn’t committed to the Constitution.”
The exchange turned testy when King attempted to falsely equate Pelosi referring to Trump’s allies as “henchman” due to their complicity in his shredding of the Constitution.
“But Speaker Pelosi, that’s what people say is the problem,” King suggested, without specifying who those “people” are. “Your language to some is just as egregious as what they’re saying by calling the president’s people ‘henchmen.’ Some could say that’s just as insulting as what he’s saying about you.”
Pelosi shut it down.
“Well, I don’t care what he says about me. Every knock from him is a boost for me. If he wants to help me raise money, he can keep knocking me. But I’m speaking truth,” Pelosi said. “Our Constitution is at the mercy of people who have no allegiance to the Constitution of the United States. They have repeatedly demonstrated that.”
Watch below, courtesy of Grabien Media’s Tom Elliott:
.@SpeakerPelosi on why she thinks Biden shouldn’t debate Trump: “The president has no fidelity to fact or truth, and actually in his comments the last few days, no fidelity to the Constitution … He and his henchmen are a danger with their comments, are a danger to our democracy" pic.twitter.com/xWso2rYcpR
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 25, 2020
Trump and Biden are scheduled to spar in their first of three public debates on Tuesday, September 29, in the crucial battleground state of Ohio, whose 18 Electoral College votes Trump won by nine points over Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016. The commercial-free, 90-minute event will be hosted by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic and moderated by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace.