On Saturday, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), criticized former President Donald Trump’s statement about expecting to be arrested within the next week. In her own remarks, she called the statement “reckless” and claimed that Trump was aiming to incite violence.
Pelosi, the former House Speaker, took to Twitter to criticize Trump’s announcement from that morning. She further accused him of just making the statement in an effort to keep himself relevant in the news and to create “unrest among his supporters.” She continued to say that Trump could not “hide from his violations of the law, disrespect for our elections, and incitements to violence” and that the legal system was correct in choosing to hold him accountable for his actions.
Trump had previously stated that he was expecting to be arrested on Tuesday and that the Manhattan district attorney’s office is preparing an indictment linked to hush money payments Trump allegedly made in 2016 during his presidential campaign.
Trump posted on his social media, Truth Social to state that “ILLEGAL LEAKS FROM A CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE” show that even without being able to prove a crime, they will still try to arrest him on Tuesday of the following week. He then called upon his followers to “protest” and “TAKE OUR NATION BACK!”
Pelosi, in her own Twitter statements, said that regardless of the Grand Jury’s conclusion, no one should be above the law, and that includes even the former President of the United States. Pelosi was not the only Democrat to criticize Trump’s remarks on Saturday. Top House Democrat, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), also blasted Trump for his “inflammatory” rhetoric calling on “right-wing extremists.”