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Nancy Pelosi blames 'deranged' Trump for Capitol riot, says he should be prosecuted

Stephen Proctor
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appeared Sunday on 60 Minutes, where she spoke about the siege on the Capitol on Jan. 6, and the role she believes President Trump played in causing it.

Last Wednesday, hundreds of Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol in an effort to disrupt the certification of the presidential election, leaving five people dead, including a Capitol police officer. This happened after Trump spent the two months since losing the election claiming it was stolen from him.

“Sadly, the person who’s running the executive branch is a deranged, unhinged, dangerous president of the United States, and only a number of days until we can be protected from him,” Pelosi said. “And he has done something so serious that there should be prosecution against him.”

Pelosi later added, “This president is guilty of inciting insurrection. He has to pay a price for that.”

At one point when speaking about the first time the Capitol has been stormed since the War of 1812, when the British attacked, Pelosi had to take a moment to stop from getting emotional.

“What happened,” Pelosi said before stopping to gather herself, “was a terrible, terrible violation of the Capitol, of the first branch of government, the legislative branch, by the president of the United States.”

Pelosi went on to castigate the Republicans who objected to the election certification in some states, even after the melee, with full knowledge that it would not overturn the election,

“Shame on them and shame on two-thirds of the Republican caucus in the House supporting those,” Pelosi said. “These people are enablers of the president’s behavior.”

60 Minutes airs Sundays at 7 p.m. on CBS.

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