Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked if she considers herself Mr. Trump’s equal and she replied: “The constitution does.”
If that’s the case, then I’m president too. Pelosi’s barely coherent, much less equal. Her stupidity is overflowing. How do these idiots get into these positions without understanding the constitution?
— its gotta be said by allen (@whatallensaid) January 3, 2019
Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said in an interview with the New York Times that the Constitution considers her to be President Donald Trump’s equal.
Pelosi is set to regain the speaker’s gavel after spending eight years as House minority leader. Pelosi was the first female speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011, and she maneuvered to get the party’s votes necessary to secure the speakership again after Democrats won back the chamber in the November midterms.
In a piece with a headline declaring her an “icon of female power,” Pelosi was asked by the reporter “if she considers herself Mr. Trump’s equal.”
“The Constitution does,” she replied.
While the Presidential Succession Act names the speaker of the House second in line for the presidency after the vice president, the two positions are not equal. Pelosi may have been referring to her stature as a leader of one of the co-equal branches of government. More
Nancy Pelosi alone is not President Donald Trump’s equal… This is patently absurd. She plus 434 other representatives and 100 senators are his equal.
Twitter weighs in.
— Peter Fleckenstein (@PeteFleck) January 3, 2019
— KevinIvey (@KevinPIvey) January 3, 2019
No, it considers the executive branch, legislative branch and the judicial branch co-equal branches of government. Pelosi is one member of Congress. She is not equal to POTUS. what an ass. Pelosi: The Constitution Considers Me Trump’s Equal via @freebeacon https://t.co/xglZUCiuOI
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