Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Democrats about the importance of the upcoming 2024 presidential election, saying another Trump presidency would be a disaster for the country.
“I think nothing less is at stake than our democracy in this election,” Pelosi said, according to The Hill.
“You hear that in the country. You hear that globally. And we have to remove all doubt that our democracy is strong.”
“We have to prove through the night, with the certainty of this election, that our flag is still there, with liberty and justice for all as we pledge every day,” she continued.
While Pelosi said she does not think Trump would win in an election against Biden, she warned there was another Trump presidency, it would be a disaster and “nightmare scenario.”
Pelosi is one of the biggest Trump opponents in Washington.
The former House Speaker led Democrats’ efforts to impeach President Trump twice and helped strategize for the 2022 election cycle, which saw the party only lose a fraction of the expected amount of seats.
Speaking about the impending impeachment inquiry against Biden, CNN’s Anderson Cooper referred to a quote from Trump where he said he would “have no choice” but to “lock up” political opponents if he is elected.
“What you’re describing is a … criminal enterprise,” Pelosi said.
“He was engaged in one before.”
Pelosi said the impeachment inquiry against Biden is baseless, adding she believes Trump is pushing it behind the scenes.
Earlier this week, Pelosi admitted that she is seeking reelection mainly because she needs to raise money.
“My focus is the House and presidency; you’re in a stronger position as a candidate,” Pelosi told Politico in the interview.
“You may not know this, but if you’re not a candidate, you really can’t raise money for yourself, Pelosi said as she argued her case for reelection.
“And raising money for myself enables me to spend that on other people.”