(TheRedWire.com) – Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), in a recent interview on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell, discussed the critical choices facing voters who previously supported former President Trump. Acknowledging her respect for these individuals, Pelosi emphasized the importance of their decision-making in the context of preserving democracy in the upcoming election.
Pelosi, the former House Speaker, responded to a question about Trump’s remark on potentially adopting a dictatorial stance if reelected in 2024. She expressed concern about the message this would send to authoritarian leaders and nations worldwide, suggesting that they might see a sympathetic figure in Trump. Pelosi urged that allowing Trump to return to the White House would be detrimental and called on voters to consider the broader implications for democracy, the nation’s foundational values, and the future of the country.
Pelosi highlighted that the stakes in the next election are nothing less than the survival of democracy itself. She connected the concept of democracy to everyday life, stating that it encompasses the freedom to make personal choices, including decisions about reproductive rights and education. Democracy, according to Pelosi, fundamentally represents the right to self-determination in the United States.
Her comments followed the conclusion of the fourth GOP debate, marked by the absence of Trump. Despite leading in the polls, Trump has chosen not to participate in any of the primary debates.
In the interview, Pelosi also reflected on her actions on January 6 to reconvene the House session and spoke highly of former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and ex-White House staffer Cassidy Hutchinson for their roles and perspectives.
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