Pelosi is still doing everything in her power to sabotage Trump.
During a recent appearance on ABC News’ “This Week,” former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) addressed the issue of former President Trump’s eligibility to appear on ballots, emphasizing that the decision lies within the jurisdiction of individual states. When questioned by co-anchor George Stephanopoulos about her belief that Trump was involved in an insurrection and whether that would render him ineligible for the presidency, Pelosi stressed the variation in state laws.
Expressing her personal opinion that Trump should never have been president, Pelosi pointed to Article 14, Section 3 of the Constitution, known as the “insurrection clause” of the 14th Amendment. She acknowledged the diverse legal perspectives across states, citing the specific decision in California that deemed the insurrection clause inapplicable.
Highlighting recent actions taken by Colorado and Maine, which excluded Trump from their 2024 primary ballots, Pelosi reiterated the states’ reliance on the insurrection clause. Both the Colorado Supreme Court and Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows determined that Trump’s involvement in the Capitol attack on January 6, 2021, constituted an insurrection. Pelosi echoed this sentiment, asserting that Trump incited the insurrection and failed to intervene as the events unfolded.
Pelosi briefly recounted an incident on January 6, where she and other congressional leaders urged Trump to deploy the National Guard to quell the riots. While avoiding an in-depth discussion of the 14th Amendment argument, Pelosi emphasized the public’s desire for elected officials to uphold their oath to protect and defend the Constitution.
Trump has recently appealed the rulings in Colorado and Maine, taking the matter to the U.S. Supreme Court. Legal experts speculate on potential outcomes, considering the conservative majority on the bench, including three justices appointed by Trump. Trump’s concerns about potential adverse rulings have been confirmed by his attorney, Alina Habba. The dispute over Maine’s ruling could eventually escalate to the U.S. Supreme Court, given its conservative majority.