Pelosi: ‘I Don’t Think That There Should Be Any (Presidential) Debates’

Eric Scheiner | August 27, 2020
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) doesn’t think that there should be any presidential debates this year.

Instead, Pelosi favors town halls for each candidate and having the media “hold them accountable.”

Of course she does, the leftist media is well known for letting Joe off the hook.

Pelosi says she fears lots of “skullduggery” if there’s a debate.

Below are Pelosi’s comments from her press conference Thursday.

I don't think that there should be any debates. I do not think that the President of the United States has comported himself in a way that anybody that has any association with truth, evidence, data and facts. I wouldn't I wouldn't legitimize a conversation with him, nor a debate in terms of the Presidency of the United States. 

Now, I know that the Biden campaign thinks in a different way about this, but I just I thought what he did in the 2016. Was disgraceful - stalking Hillary Clinton like that, I was disappointed that the press didn’t say, ‘go back to your station, you're not here. You know, on this stage, you have your own podium. She has hers.’

So I think that he'll probably act in a way that is beneath the dignity of the presidency. He does that every day. 

But I think he will also belittle what the debates are supposed to be about. And they're not to be about skullduggery on the part of somebody who has no respect for the office he holds, much less the democratic process. Why else would he try to undermine the elections in the manner in which he is doing? 

So, if Joe Biden asked you what I thought about it, I don't think that he should dignify that conversation with Donald Trump. You could have - you ask them any questions, both of them just take their own stage for any number of conversations about any subjects, hold them accountable. What are they proposing? What is their vision? What is their knowledge? How are we going to get it done? How do they connect with the American people? Let that be a conversation with the American people. Not an exercise in skullduggery.

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