Even These Left-Leaning Media Members Were ‘Appalled’ by Reports That Pelosi Wants to See Trump ‘in Prison’

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Liberal commentators are responding in shock to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly said she wanted to see President Donald Trump “in prison.”

MSNBC hosts Ari Melber and Chris Matthews and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz all spoke out about their concerns with the speaker’s comments.

During his Thursday show, Melber questioned if the comment would stick, saying, “Is this the Democrats’ version of ‘lock her up?’” He also referred to the Mueller report, pointing out that “there was a judicial, legal, process,” which “did not result in an indictment, whether you like it or not.”

During an appearance on the “Ingraham Angle” on Thursday, Dershowitz spoke out about his disapproval of Pelosi’s comment.

“I have to tell you, as a liberal Democrat, I’m appalled at Nancy Pelosi. The idea of her weaponizing the criminal justice system — and calling for the imprisonment of the president of the United States without him being charged with any crime, without him being charged with any impeachable offense — it’s just outrageous.”

“You can’t just target a president and say we want to see him in prison without producing evidence,” Dershowitz added.

Later in the day on Thursday, Matthews also slammed the comment, saying that it sounded very similar to something a dictator would say.

“Now the Speaker of the House is saying [Trump] ought to be in prison. Imagine that you live in some rinky-dink country out in the world that has always looked up to ours. You know, some fourth-world country, doesn’t even have democracy.”

He pointed out that there were similar things said in countries like Pakistan, and that an opposition leader should not be using such strong language.

“And here we have the leader of the opposition, saying the other guy ought to be in prison,” said Matthews. “This is the stuff we used to see in Pakistan in the old days. Defeat the guy, then hang him.”

As IJR Red previously reported, Pelosi seems to be changing her mind on impeachment and is now meeting with Democrats to discuss whether to open an inquiry.

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Chrissy
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Anyone else have trouble loading more comments? Mine only shows a few and won’t load any more.

Screwtape
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Nancy’s hungert for the Speaker position led to bargaining with the Devil. Why else would so many completely obnoxious freshmen suddenly be on committees? q.v. AOC, Tlaib, Omar.

She NEEDED their support to regain her position. Now she has to cater to them.

Frank
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Frank

Saw on FB comment that president Trump does not have time to visit Pelosi in prision.

Beverly killough
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Beverly killough

Pelosi is a loony idiot that should have known by now when to shut up. The democrats hate for President Trump outweighs their love for America!! They need to start doing their job and stop drumming up lies about our President!!!

Joan Hill
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Ithink based on Ms Pelosis failure to cooperate with our elected President, showing her hatred, and ignorance that SHE should be impeached for her un -american attitude. I am sick to death of her being inCongress. Is she running for female Hitler of the year??

Maureen Ronau
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Has senility set in for dear Nancy? It’s okay not to like someone, but comments such as this are more than inappropriate and make her look bad…. or senile. Nancy should be ousted.

connie lanzaro
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connie lanzaro

I think Ms Pelosi should step down for the good of her party and the good of the country so we can move forward and do what the dems can’t….GET SOMETHING ACCOMPLISHED. Ms Pelosi is demonstrating she is losing control over herself and is filled with scorn, bitterness, and is still in a major snit about the election. She does not show leadership qualities but seems to demonstrate absolute obsession with our president.

thomas Carlson
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thomas Carlson

I think as President he will be too busy to visit you..

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