Scalise Scolds Pelosi for Calling GOP 'Domestic Enemies': 'I Was Shot Because of This Kind of Unhinged Rhetoric'

By Susan Jones | August 25, 2020 | 8:52am EDT
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - "Disgusting," Rep.  Steve Scalise (R-La.) tweeted on Monday. "Nancy Pelosi just called Republicans 'domestic enemies.' I was shot because of this kind of unhinged rhetoric. Where’s the media outrage?"

Appearing on MSNBC's "Live With Ayman Mohyeldin," Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said the Russians aren't the only ones trying to interfere in the 2020 election:

"We take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, both foreign and domestic," Pelosi said. "And sadly, the domestic enemies to our voting system and our honoring our Constitution are right at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with their allies in the Congress of the United States."

 
 

Pelosi's full remarks are transcribed below:

One thing I'll say to the American people, do not pay attention to Donald Trump. It's his goal to scare people from voting. To intimidate them by saying he's going to have law enforcement people at the polls. To welcome, in fact, Russian intervention into our election, letting Putin decide who will be president instead of the American people.

But ignore him. His purpose is to diminish the vote. And shame on the Republicans for enabling that to happen. But we don't agonize, we organize. And people are right to be concerned because the president of the United States is saying what he's saying.

But don't pay any attention to him. Because that's just a victory for those who want a lower turnout so that fewer people are engaged in the decision. And again, what happened in 2016 was discouraging, the Russians were there and they're there now, 24/7, trying to interfere in our election. But they're not the only ones.

We take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. And sadly, the domestic enemies to our voting system and our honoring our Constitution are right at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with their allies in the Congress of the United States.

But again, let's just get out there and mobilize, organize, and not let the president deter anybody from voting. And again, support the postal system, which is election central. They're doing everything they can, suppress the vote with their actions. Scare people. Intimidate by saying law enforcement will be there. Diminish the role of the postal system in all of  this. It's really actually shameful. Enemies of the state.

 

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