In an interview with NPR Nancy Pelosi called for a law saying that a sitting President can be indicted.
In an exclusive interview with NPR, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has not changed her mind on pursuing impeachment but is ready to change the law to restrain presidential power and make it clear that a sitting president can, in fact, be indicted.
“I do think that we will have to pass some laws that will have clarity for future presidents. [A] president should be indicted, if he’s committed a wrongdoing — any president. There is nothing anyplace that says the president should not be indicted,” Pelosi told All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro and NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis on Friday. “That’s something cooked up by the president’s lawyers. That’s what that is. But so that people will feel ‘OK, well, if he — if he does something wrong, [he] should be able to be indicted.’ “
She claimed the founders never would have suspected a President to be so abusive to the United States Constitution.
“The Founders could never suspect that a president would be so abusive of the Constitution of the United States, that the separation of powers would be irrelevant to him and that he would continue, any president would continue, to withhold facts from the Congress, which are part of the constitutional right of inquiry,” Pelosi said.
The idea that the founders never suspected a President would abuse the constitution is ridiculous. The Constitution is a document that is meant to guard against authoritarian leaders. Trump isn’t actually one of those leaders of course but the claim on its face is ridiculous. I would love to know where Pelosi was when President Barack Obama was abusing our constitution.
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