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Did Pelosi say that it is dangerous to let the voters decide Trump's fate?

I have been reading a lot about Pelosi allegedly saying that “it is dangerous to let the voters decide Trump’s fate”.
This is what Trump tweeted: 'Nancy Pelosi just stated that ‘it is dangerous to let the voters decide Trump’s fate.’ @FoxNews In other words, she thinks I’m going to win and doesn’t want to take a chance on letting the voters decide"

The problem- he was not quoting Pelosi but Fox News reporter who was attempting to summarize what Pelosi said. What Pelosi really said was: “The weak response to these hearings has been, ‘Let the election decide.’ That dangerous position only adds to the urgency of our action, because the president is jeopardizing the integrity of the 2020 elections.”

Authors like Harsanyi from National Review, write that “Nancy Pelosi Is Already Attacking the Legitimacy of the 2020 Election” suggesting that even though Trump was not quoting her verbatim statement, he got the gist and substance of it right. The author suggests that Pelosi described presidential elections as a “dangerous notion”.

Middle Ground:

Pelosi’s statement was taken out of context. She was not questioning the legitimacy of presidential elections or suggesting that they were a dangerous notion, but simply saying that voters need to be able to give an informed choice. Giving up on the impeachment inquiry will not give them enough information to make an informed choice. That is what Pelosi was referring to when she said that the president was jeopardizing the integrity of the 2020 elections.

25 days ago
patkgreen · 25 days ago

Oh, you can do better than that! Just look at it once again…do you really see the substantial difference between “The weak response to these hearings has been, ‘Let the election decide.’ That dangerous position only adds to the urgency of our action, because the president is jeopardizing the integrity of the 2020 elections” and “Pelosi is saying that it is dangerous to let the voters decide”? It is the same!

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Absinthe_Mind · 25 days ago

Not true…because she circulated that memo to her fellow Democrats, so when you take the context into account, you will see that is not what she meant.

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patkgreen · 25 days ago

So what? It escapes me…what difference does that context make? She warned them against the danger of not impeaching Trump before the election, because she expects that he will win, and that is their only chance of getting rid of him.

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CyberWorrier · 25 days ago

She warned them against the danger of letting Trump jeopardize the integrity of the election.

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Aoc_ate_my_fruitloops · 25 days ago

Trump’s entire political career is based on misquoting other people’s statements and words.

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