In response to President Donald Trump declining to rule out accepting dirt on an opponent from a foreign power, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) thinks the president simply can’t tell right from wrong.
Pelosi weighed in on the president’s remarks during her Thursday press conference on Capitol Hill.
“Yesterday, the president gave us, once again, evidence that he does not know right from wrong,” Pelosi explained. “It’s a very sad thing.”
Pelosi doubled down on her prior claim that Trump took part in a “criminal cover-up,” referencing the multiple episodes of potential obstruction of justice outlined in the final report from special counsel Robert Mueller.
The speaker characterized Trump’s comments to ABC News as being “cavalier, to disregard, to be indifferent to law, and any sense of ethics about who we are as a country.”
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Trump’s remarks also gave Pelosi another reason to push planned legislation in the works from House Democrats that would bind campaign staffers with a so-called “duty to report” overtures or contacts from foreign entities seeking to influence an election. That proposal is part of a series of measures Democrats are crafting in response to the release of the Mueller report.
“I mean, it’s so self-evident as a matter of ethics,” Pelosi said of the proposal, “but we’ll have to codify it.”