House GOP Caucus Chair Elise Stefanik slammed Rep. Nancy Pelosi as a “radical authoritarian” for suggesting former President Trump would need to “prove his innocence” after being impeached.
The former president was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday following an investigation by Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg into alleged financial payments made prior to the 2016 presidential election.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi The grand jury applauded In Thursday’s statement, he said, “No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove his innocence. We hope that the former president will peacefully respect the system that gives him that right.”
Stefanik responded in a statement on Friday, saying that “guilty until proven innocent is not the way it works in America.”
“Although the radical authoritarian Nancy Pelosi no longer wields the speaker’s gavel, she is still considered a leader in the House Democrats’ caucus,” Stefanik said.
Her comments on An unprecedented and corrupt indictment Former President Trump is deeply offensive, un-American, and completely contrary to American principles of equal justice under law and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. These comments should be condemned by everyone.”
House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, also criticized Pelosi, D-Calif., for her view of how the law should work.
Nancy Pelosi says President Trump must ‘prove his innocence’. This is not the way things are in this country. But this is how Democrats think. And that’s scary,” Jordan tweeted.
Bragg was investigating a $130,000 payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels and a $150,000 payment to a former Playboy model. Karen McDougal.
Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York chose not to charge Trump in connection with the payment of Stormy Daniels in 2019, and Federal Election Commission He also threw her investigation into the matter in 2021.
Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in connection with the payments made to Daniels and McDougall, repeatedly saying the payments were “not a campaign violation”, but “a simple private transaction”.
Trump is expected to appear in court on Tuesday. Law Enforcement Source he told Fox News.