Looks like Pelosi is another Democrat who wants Biden to stay hidden in his basement. Although she gets credit for being creative using the excuse that President Trump doesn’t deserve a debate with Biden. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said today she doesn’t think any presidential debates should occur leading up to the November election.
“I don’t think that there should be any debates,” Pelosi told reporters. “I do not think that the president of the United States has comported himself in a way that anybody has any association with truth, evidence, data and facts,” she said. “I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States.”
This is coming from the woman who publicly ripped up Trump’s speech while on camera immediately following the President’s State of the Union address. Partisan politics and petty public displays are one thing, but actively trying to stop Americans from hearing the two people they can vote for to run the country go head to head is imposing on Americans’ rights.
“I think he will also belittle what the debates are supposed to be about,” said Pelosi. “I think that he’ll probably act in a way that is beneath the dignity of the presidency.” Her alternative proposal? Pelosi suggests candidates take separate opportunities to answer questions in a “conversation with the American people” instead of “an exercise in skullduggery.” No one understands skullduggery better than Pelosi, that is for sure.
As the Hill reports, “the House Speaker’s remarks come as some within the Democratic Party have said Biden shouldn’t participate in debates with Trump, pointing to the polling advantage Biden has over the president.” It’s comical that his own party believes opening his mouth will lower his standing with the American people. Even former candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) thinks Biden should debate. “We’ve had presidential debates for a long time now, and it’s been a way for a lot of people around the nation to be able to see the candidates in action,” said Warren.