Pelosi Inverts Justice System, Says Trump Has Right To ‘Prove Innocence’
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who was once third in line for the presidency, appeared to not understand the United States justice system in a tweet responding to the news of former President Donald Trump’s indictment.
After news broke that Trump had been indicted by a grand jury in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case, Republicans began speaking out about the obvious politicization and weaponization of the justice system. As the Democrat district attorney had campaigned on arresting Trump, spent a decent amount of time trying to find a reason to prosecute him and has continually been proven to be soft on actual criminals, critics pointed out that this was far from an attempt to get justice.
Democrats, on the other hand, were overjoyed at the news. As Trump pointed out in his response to the indictment, this was just the latest in a long line of the left’s “witch hunts” — and they are just excited that one of them could be successful.
“From the time I came down the golden escalator at Trump Tower, and even before I was sworn in as your President of the United States, the Radical Left Democrats – the enemy of the hard-working men and women of this Country – have been engaged in a Witch-Hunt to destroy the Make America Great Again movement,” he wrote in a post on Truth Social, later adding a list of the various attacks on him: “Russia, Russia, Russia; the Mueller Hoax; Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine; Impeachment Hoax 1; Impeachment Hoax 2; the illegal and unconstitutional Mar-a-Lago raid; and now this.”
Critics have accused the left of perverting the justice system, and Pelosi only confirmed that in her response to the news.
In a tweet on Thursday evening, the California congresswoman placed the burden of proof in legal cases on the defendant, inverting the justice system’s prescription that the burden of proof is on the prosecution in her claim that “everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence.”
“The Grand Jury has acted upon the facts and the law,” Pelosi tweeted. “No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence. Hopefully, the former President will peacefully respect the system, which grants him that right.”
Pelosi’s tweet depriving Trump of the presumption of innocence is still public on her official Twitter account and has yet to be retracted despite the overwhelming number of comments condemning her assertion.
“Are you truly this ignorant? This imbecilic? This misguided? This fascistic? A ‘trial to prove innocence’? Are you familiar with the concept of presumption of innocence as the DEFAULT a priori position? You are a disgrace,” wrote author and professor Gad Saad.
There are also several Community Notes being considered for the tweet, with one citing Cornell Law and stating: “People have a right to a fair trial. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. It is up to prosecution to prove, without doubt, the individual’s guilt.”