U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) says that former President Donald Trump has a "sickness" and that an "intervention" is necessary to prevent Trump from regaining the White House in 2024.
Pelosi's remarks, according to the Washington Examiner, came on Sunday, when Pelosi made an appearance on MSNBC's The Sunday Show.
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Rep. Nancy Pelosi responds to Trump's new comments blaming her for January 6:
"The former occupant of the White House has always been about projection. He knows he's responsible for that, so he projects it onto others... shame on him." https://t.co/BpXqSGJFic pic.twitter.com/cgqAfdUZVW
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Pelosi's MSNBC appearance came within hours of Trump's own appearance on NBC. Trump, on Sunday morning, actually participated in an interview on Meet the Press.
As is always the case with leftist outlets like NBC, the Capitol protest of Jan. 6, 2021, was brought up. And, Trump wasted no time in blaming the events of that day on Pelosi, who was the House Speaker at the time.
"She’s responsible for January 6. Nancy Pelosi is responsible," Trump said.
The former president went on to explain:
Nancy Pelosi was in charge of security. She turned down 10,000 soldiers. If she didn’t turn down the soldiers, you wouldn’t have had Jan. 6
Here, the host, Kristen Welker jumped in to say that Pelosi, even though she was House Speaker, did not have the authority to call in the National Guard. But, Trump was not having it. He insisted that Pelosi was in charge of Capitol security and that, in this respect, she failed.
As already stated, MSNBC decided to have Pelosi on within hours of Trump's interview so that she could respond to the former president's comments. Rather than undermine Trump's remarks with facts, Pelosi, instead, spent most of her time launching a personal attack on Trump.
"The former occupant of the White House has always been about projection," Pelosi said.
Pelosi went on to insist that she told Trump to call in the National Guard but that Trump refused. She also reiterated the Democrats' common refrain that Trump led an "insurrection."
Pelosi claimed that it was "Trumpites" who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, that it was "Trumpites" who fought police, and that it was "Trumpites" who threatened her life and the lives of others on that day.
"There's a sickness here. There has to be an intervention," Pelosi said, clarifying that the "intervention has to be the election, which we have to win."