House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is trying in her own way to heal the nation, trying to frame Donald Trump for murder and calling him a “stain on our country,” according to The Hill.
Pelosi said On Jan. 19 that violence at the U.S. Capitol was caused by President Trump’s Jan. 6 speech, telling MSNBC that the president could be an accessory to murder.
Trump had not even finished a relatively measured speech that called for peaceful protests when activists broke windows and doors at the Capitol. His listeners were a twenty-minute walk away when the break-ins occurred.
One person died by direct action at the Capitol: an unarmed supporter of President Trump who was fatally shot by police. Medical conditions took two more lives, a police officer committed suicide and another died days later due to unclear causes, which makes Pelosi’s claim of “murder” highly doubtful and inflammatory.
“[The] president’s words are important, they weigh a ton. And if you’re Donald Trump talking to these people, they believe it and they used his words to come here,” Pelosi said.
She then tried to implicate other political opponents:
“When we talk about ‘did any of our colleagues collaborate? … Well, that remains to be seen. We have to get the evidence of that. And if they did, they would be accessory to the crime. And the crime, in some cases, was murder.”
“And this president is an accessory to that crime because he instigated that insurrection that caused those deaths and this destruction,” she added.
“I do think that we’re bigger than all of this. Donald Trump was a stain on our country. I don’t think we could have sustained our democracy if he had two terms in office, for what he was doing to our institution or what he was doing to our Constitution. He dishonored it,” she said.