Today, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi issued a statement that seems to question President Donald Trump’s patriotism. She accused him of trying to “sow chaos in our American Democracy and around the world.” Further, she claimed that Trump’s “recklessness endangers our national security.”
These harsh words leveled at President Trump by Pelosi are for one reason and one reason only. Because Trump is asking that only legally cast ballots be counted.
The following three paragraphs are the complete text of Pelosi’s statement. After reading it, please share your thoughts in the Comment section further down this page.
“The abrupt firing of Secretary Esper is disturbing evidence that President Trump is intent on using his final days in office to sow chaos in our American Democracy and around the world. Continuity and stability are always important during a presidential transition; they are absolutely imperative at this moment, as this historically erratic Administration prepares for its departure.
“It is concerning that reports show that this firing was an act of retribution by the President, allegedly for Secretary Esper’s refusal to send active-duty military troops to crack down on peaceful demonstrations against police brutality. Most disturbingly, however, the timing of this dismissal raises serious questions about Trump’s planned actions for the final days of his Administration.
“Again and again, Trump’s recklessness endangers our national security. It is disturbing and dangerous that, at this precarious moment, our military will now be led by an official who has not been confirmed for this position by the Senate.”