Is Nancy Pelosi already making excuses for what may be the lack of a “blue wave”?
The House Minority Leader held a last-minute press conference on Election Day raising doubts about the integrity of the election, but just because people have concerns, it doesn’t mean they shouldn’t vote.
“Because we have concerns about it, does not mean people should not go out there and vote,” Pelosi told reporters.
“Do not let their scare tactics frighten you away from the polls. It’s a technique, but it’s not something our founders approve of,” she declared.
After an over-zealous reporter called Pelosi “Speaker,” before correcting himself, she said she is “100 percent” confident Democrats are going to win the majority today.
She said “one of the items on the agenda” is to serve as a check to the Trump administration.
“That was the beauty of the Constitution,” she said.
Pelosi said she will communicate with President Trump “in public.”
“We respect the office that he holds,” she said.
When confronted about her prediction that Hillary Clinton would win the presidency, Pelosi defended it by saying she won the popular vote.
“I didn’t think she was going to win, I knew she was going to win,” she said.
In 2016, Pelosi offered a “guarantee” that Trump would not be elected.
“He’s not going to be president. He— Donald Trump is not going to be President of the United States. Take it to the bank. I guarantee it,” she said with a laugh.
So if Pelosi is wrong again, and Democrats fail to win the seats necessary for a majority, will she blame “election integrity”?