Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to President Donald Trump blaming her for the Jan 6 riot at the Capitol, claiming he is suffering from a “sickness” and called for an “intervention” to stop him from becoming president.
During an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show,” Anchor Jonathan Capehart asked Pelosi, “The former president of the United States, Donald Trump, on Meet the Press, says this, and I’m quoting you directly, him directly, ‘Nancy Pelosi is responsible for Jan 6.’ He is blaming you for the attack on the Capitol that he instigated. Your response?”
“The former occupant of the White House has always been about projection. He knows that he’s responsible for that, so he projects it onto others.”
“His instigation of it insurrection, and assault in our Constitution, the day we were supposed to approve, and we did, the work of the Electoral College results, the assault on the Capitol building, the assault on the Constitution, the assault on our democracy. Shame on him,” Pelosi said.
“He always projects. Now he used to say, well, she turned down my troops, no, we, Chuck Schumer and I begged him to send the troops again and again.”
“There is the sickness here that has to be an intervention,” she said.
“That intervention has to be the election, which we have to win,” Pelosi added.
“That’s one of the reasons why I am running again, to fight for our democracy. Which is at stake, if he’s on the ballot.”
Trump accused Pelosi of being responsible for Jan 6, saying, “Nancy Pelosi is responsible. And the J6 Committee refused to interview her.”
Trump said, “Nancy Pelosi was in charge of security and turned down 10,000 soldiers; if she didn’t turn down the soldiers, you wouldn’t have Jan 6.