Pelosi Claims that Trump Is “Trying to Have the Constitution of the United States Swallow Clorox”
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On Thursday during a press conference, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi claimed that President Trump is "trying to have the constitution of the United States swallow Clorox."
The comments from the Speaker came in response to a question from Playboy White House correspondent Brian Karem, who asked if the President would have a peaceful transfer of power “win, lose, or draw.”
Pelosi replied, "I mean, if he says the people swallow Clorox, and we hear about it for the rest of our lives, but he’s trying to have the Constitution of the United States swallow Clorox, and I appreciate these questions that all of you have this morning, and I guess provoked by the arrogance and the disregard for the Constitution with the President’s statement last night."
Pelosi's claim that President Trump told people to "swallow Clorox" is completely false.
Check out what Breitbart reported:
[A]s the transcripts of White House press briefings confirm, Trump was discussing the future use of experimental ultraviolet light technology to disinfect surfaces and remove the coronavirus. The UV technology is already being used to disinfect offices and other spaces. Trump wondered openly whether it might be possible to “inject” UV light into the body — a technology that is currently in development, and which was reported in the media just days before.
When he was asked a follow-up question about whether he thought disinfectant should be “injected into a person,” Trump said no: “It wouldn’t be through injection. We’re talking about through almost a cleaning, sterilization of an area.”
Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made similar claims on Wednesday when he said that President Trump told people to "inject bleach into your arm."
Pelosi has been front and center in the news cycle this week for her extreme rhetoric towards President Trump.
During an interview with The New York Times journalist Kara Swisher, Pelosi said that the House of Representatives could impeach President Donald Trump “every day of the week for anything he does.”
Read the conversation below:
Swisher: All right, but I’m going to press you one more time. What is your power to do this? I get the election, but you can get up more. You can speak out more. You can do more impeachments, things like that. Do you have enough power?
Pelosi: Well, we can impeach him every day of the week for anything he does. In fact, for —
Swisher: Why not?
Nancy Pelosi: — 200,000 people dying. Well, because look, the American people want to know what we’re doing that affects them directly.
Pelosi's claim is completely false considering the Constitution states: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
During the same interview, Pelosi also attacked Attorney General Bill Barr, saying, "Bill Barr is a complete henchman. He’s a disgrace to the office he holds. He shouldn’t even be a lawyer. He should be disbarred. We’ve held him in contempt of Congress. But he is an employee, and the villain here is Donald Trump. And that is what we have to do is to make sure that he is not reelected."
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