Speaker Pelosi: President Trump Wants to “Abolish” Congress
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) suggested on Sunday in an interview with CBS’s “Sunday Morning” anchor Jane Pauley that President Trump would like to “abolish” Congress.
“The impression you get from the president is he would like to not only close government, build a wall, but also abolish Congress, so the only voice that mattered was his own,” Pelosi said.
Jane Pauley brought up President Trump’s promise to keep the government closed for months and even years and asked, “Was that bluster? Hyperbole?”
“Well, I hope so, but the fact is he’s said it again and again,” Pelosi answered.
Pelosi blamed Trump and Senate Republicans for the ongoing partial government shutdown explaining House Democrats passed two bills Thursday night. One to reopen government and another to fund the DHS through February.
McConnell repeatedly stated he would not bring a Democrat bill to the Senate floor that President Trump won’t sign, but Pelosi continued to shift the blame.
‘Those bills weren’t even being considered by the Senate,’ Pelosi said.
President Trump said during a presser in the Rose Garden he is considering declaring a national emergency to secure funding for the border wall.
The President has a duty to protect American citizens with border security and Pelosi’s warped interpretation is Trump wants to “abolish” Congress.
Did Pelosi say the same thing when Barack Hussein Obama said, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” many times?
“We are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans with the kind of help that they need,” Obama said, adding, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions, administrative actions that move the ball forward.”
Watch Obama say, “I’ve got a pen and a phone”: