The angst and vitriol in Washington DC is reaching a fever pitch ahead of the 2020 election, aided by the intense stress of a global pandemic run amok, racial tensions on a national scale, and a growing conspiracy theory propagated by the Democrats that claims Donald Trump is trying to be a dictator.
Americans are rightfully agitated on account of these factors, and the rhetoric coming from our elected leaders on Capitol Hill certainly isn’t helping at all.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has long been guilty of stoking these partisan flames, and this week was no different.
“Don’t pay any attention to what the president is saying because it is all designed to suppress the vote,” Pelosi said at a rare Saturday news conference ahead of a vote on a U.S. Postal Service funding bill.
Pelosi and Democrats have accused Trump of trying to sabotage the November election by delaying the mail and peddling misinformation about mail-in voting.
Now they say Trump is deploying more voter suppression tactics by suggesting he’ll send law enforcement to polling places to monitor the election.
Her claims were wild, to say the least.
“Why would he do that, except to scare people off?” Pelosi said.
“It’s in their playbook that they’ll have people intimidated to vote by having ICE agents … or other law enforcement there to instill fear in people as they show up,” she said. “…It’s scary but ignore that. It’s a suppress-the-vote tactic.”
Pelosi has long stood accused of hampering congressional efforts on a number of bills in order to taint Donald Trump’s final few months of his first term, allegedly under the auspices of attempting to influence the coming election.
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