House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has doubled down on her previous statement that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden should not debate President Donald Trump.
Pelosi Doubles Down
Pelosi said this on Friday during an appearance on CBS’ “This Morning,” where she was asked if she stands by a statement she made last month, when she said that the former vice president should not take part in any of the three scheduled presidential debates.
“I do, not that I don’t think he’ll be excellent, I just think that the president has no fidelity to fact or truth,” Pelosi said, adding that she believes that Trump also lacks “fidelity to the Constitution of the United States.”
“Why bother?” the Speaker questioned. “He doesn’t tell the truth.”
This comes one month after Pelosi told reporters, “I don’t think that there should be any debates,” according to The New York Post. Not stopping there, she added that she did not want anyone to “legitimize a conversation with [Trump]” because he lacked “any association with truth.”
When asked today about her longstanding feud with Trump, Pelosi claimed that their differences were actually helpful to her in a way.
“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,” she said. “I’m speaking the truth. Our Constitution is at the mercy of people who have no allegiance to the Constitution of the United States.”
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When Pelosi made her initial remarks, Biden said that while he did plan on debating Trump, “very competent people” had urged him not to do so without a fact-checker being on stage.
“I’ve been recommended to me by a number of very competent people who know their way around, including leading Republicans, that I shouldn’t debate Trump unless there’s a fact-checker on the ground … saying ‘That’s true,’ ‘That’s not true.’ But look, I think everybody knows this man has a somewhat pathological tendency not to tell the truth,” Biden told MSNBC at the time.
This piece was written by James Samson on September 26, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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