Nancy Pelosi simply does not like Donald Trump. Never has, and likely never will.
Madame Speaker has long been one of the most vitriolic anti-Trump voices in Congress, even going so far as to execute a number of high profile publicity stunts aimed at making the former President look bad.
Now, as Trump prepares to respond to a subpoena from the January 6th select committee, Pelosi taking an ugly, cheap shot at him.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she doesn’t believe former President Donald Trump is “man enough” to appear in front of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riots.
“I don’t think he’s man enough to show up,” Pelosi said during a Sunday appearance on MSNBC. “I don’t think his lawyers will want him to show up because he has to testify under oath. But I don’t think he’ll show up. I don’t think he’s man enough. We’ll see.”
Pelosi’s comments come after the committee subpoenaed Trump on Friday, saying the former president must turn over any critical documents related to the riots by Nov. 4 and appear the committee by Nov. 14.
There is no telling whether or not Trump will agree to testify or not.
In a 14-page letter to the Jan. 6 select committee earlier this month, Trump refused to say whether he would comply with a potential subpoena or appear before the committee.
“Despite very poor television ratings, the Unselect Committee has perpetuated a Show Trial the likes of which this Country has never seen before,” Trump said in the letter.
But according to a source close to Trump, the former president “loves the idea of testifying” before the committee, telling Fox News Digital last week that Trump would use the opportunity to “talk about how corrupt the election was, how corrupt the committee was, and how Nancy Pelosi did not call up the National Guard that Trump strongly recommended for her to do three days earlier on Jan. 3, 2021.”
The vote to subpoena Trump came during the committee’s latest public hearing, giving many the impression that the investigation had traded some of its substance for showmanship.