Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was brutally mocked across social media this week after she claimed that former President Donald Trump has a "right" to "prove his innocence," according to Breitbart.
Pelosi essentially admitted that either she has completely forgotten the core tenet of the U.S. justice system or that there are, in fact, two legal standards for Democrats and Republicans.
Her asinine statement came in the wake of Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg's successful indictment of the former president.
Trump has long-denied wrongdoing and like many, believes the flimsy case is nothing more than a cheap political witch hunt that could have serious ramifications for America moving forward.
"The Grand Jury has acted upon the facts and the law," Pelosi tweeted. "No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence. Hopefully, the former President will peacefully respect the system, which grants him that right."
Social media had a lot of fun with Pelosi's ridiculously dumb (or scary) statement on Trump's indictment situation.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who has extensive, high-level legal experience, was one of the first to slam the former Democratic speaker.
"This tweet—and the indictment it’s praising—is a mockery of our justice system. Pelosi says Trump has a “right” to “prove [his] innocence.” That’s exactly BACKWARDS: Under our Constitution, you’re innocent until proven guilty. The indictment is frivolous & an abuse of power," Cruz tweeted.
Rep. Jim Jordan tweeted, "Nancy Pelosi says President Trump has to 'prove his innocence.' That’s not how it works in this country. But that’s how Democrats think. And it’s scary."
My full statement on Nancy Pelosi’s UnAmerican “guilty until proven innocent” statement: pic.twitter.com/WcZMEknQO2
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) March 31, 2023
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted, "In Nancy Pelosi’s America, President Trump is jailed and MAGA Americans are 'guilty until proven innocent.' Two-tiered Justice System!"
Several others weighed in on Pelosi's asinine statement.
"Nancy Pelosi is dead wrong here. Does she really have no clue that the burden is not on a defendant to prove their innocence at trial?" former Congressman Lee Zeldin tweeted.
Though the damage has already been done, if Pelosi had even a shred of decency and sense, it would behoove her to release a statement apologizing for such stupidity. Don't bet on that happening anytime soon, though.