On a recent Friday, Nancy Pelosi, the former Speaker of the House from California, likened the appearance of ex-President Trump to a “frightened puppy.” This observation was made as Trump journeyed to Washington, D.C., to stand in court for his arraignment, facing charges tied to the Capitol assault on January 6, 2021, and his attempts to hold onto power.
During a discussion with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Pelosi described what she saw as Trump exited his vehicle, saying he seemed extremely worried about what lay ahead. She emphasized that she did not detect any signs of confidence or defiance from him.
Pelosi went on to stress Trump’s awareness of the fact that he had been defeated in the election, adding, “Now he must confront the consequences.”
Trump made his appearance at the federal courthouse in Washington the previous Thursday, pleading not guilty to four separate counts. These include allegations of leading a plot to defraud the United States and interfering with the certification of the votes on the aforementioned date. The 45-page indictment from the Department of Justice accuses him of employing deceit and fraud to hinder a fundamental democratic process.
Pelosi had a role in establishing the nine-member House Select Committee responsible for probing the January 6th attack on the Capitol, including all related events and conversations.
She expressed pride in the committee’s work on Friday, applauding its efforts to uncover the truth.
In relation to queries about Trump’s defense team’s efforts to postpone the trials potentially until after the election if Trump is the Republican candidate, Pelosi attributed this to Trump’s fear of facing reality.
Pelosi concluded that while the accused might have certain legal options, decisions regarding delays and other legal matters lie with the judiciary, not the accused. She firmly stated that it’s not for the person arraigned to pass judgment on the fairness of the justice system.