The Democrats’ past violent rhetoric is coming back to haunt them as they’re falling all over each other to blame Trump for the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
Nancy Pelosi, for example, is calling on Trump’s Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment or threatening impeachment otherwise.
In 2018, Nancy Pelosi told reporters she didn’t know why there weren’t “uprisings” over the issue of family separations at the southern border.
“I just don’t even know why there aren’t uprisings all over the country, and maybe there will be when people realize that this is a policy that they defend,” Pelosi said during a press conference. “It’s a horrible thing, and I don’t see any prospect for legislation here.”
So, here we have Nancy Pelosi, then the minority leader in the House of Representatives, now the speaker of the House, at the very least condoning, if not actually calling for a violent insurrection against the government in response to a policy — a policy that actually began under the Obama-Biden administration.
Like the first impeachment, where she blamed Trump for what Biden as Vice President actually did.
Pelosi is so nakedly cynical and hypocritical. Not a good look.
Glenn Reynolds, law professor:
The legal definition of incitement is quite narrow. The press definition, on the other hand, is “anything we can tie a Republican to.”