When it comes to the presidential debates between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) does not believe Biden should even bother to.
With 39 days left until the election, as of Friday, Pelosi is suggesting she still feels that Biden should not debate Trump. The first debate is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29.
“I do,” Pelosi said during Friday’s CBS “This Morning” interview. “Not that I don’t think that he’d be excellent. I just think that the president has no fidelity to fact or truth … no fidelity to the Constitution of the United States.”
As President Trump gets set to nominate his pick for the Supreme Court, House @SpeakerPelosi joins us to weigh in on what Democrats could do in the confirmation fight. pic.twitter.com/ZCvDRvDql0— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) September 25, 2020
As host Gayle King noted that Pelosi’s “language to some is just as egregious” to Trump’s remarks for calling the president’s people “henchmen,” the host said, “Some could say that’s just as insulting as what he’s saying about you.”
However, the House speaker pushed back, “Well, I don’t care what he says about me,” adding, “But I’m speaking truth, our Constitution is at the mercy of people who have no allegiance to the Constitution of the United States.”
Pelosi previously said in August about the debates, “Don’t tell anybody I told you this — especially don’t tell Joe Biden. 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 has any association with truth, evidence, data and facts.”
She added at the time during her press briefing, “I think he will also belittle what the debates are supposed to be about, and they’re not to be about skulduggery on the part of somebody who has no respect for the office he holds, much less the Democratic process.”
The first 2020 presidential debate will be held on Tuesday at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The other two presidential debates will be held on Oct. 15 and Oct. 22. The vice-presidential debate will be held on Oct. 7.