Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi hosted a podcast together. Did you listen? If not, you missed the two women pitching a wild conspiracy that Russian president Vladimir Putin may have been behind last week’s U.S. Capitol riot.
“I would love to see [Trump’s] phone records to see whether he was talking to Putin the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol,” Clinton recklessly speculated, per the Daily Wire.
If the Democrats really want to unify the country, they are off to a bad start. A former presidential candidate, who refused to admit she lost in 2016, strongly indicates that Putin was behind the Capitol attack and that Trump agreed to his involvement. Instead of pushing back against the unsupported idea, the Speaker of the House added to the baseless claim.
“To your point,” Pelosi responds, “who is [Trump] beholden to? As I’ve said over and over, as I said to him in that picture with my blue suit as I was leaving, what I was saying to him as I was pointing, rudely, at him: ‘With you, Mr. President, all roads lead to Putin.’ I don’t know what Putin has on him politically, financially, or personally, but what happened last week was a gift to Putin, because Putin wants to undermine democracy in our country and throughout the world.”
All roads lead to Putin, she says. Got that?
Pelosi goes on: “They were doing Putin’s business when they did that at the incitement of an insurrection by the president of the United States.”
The timing here is phenomenal. Pelosi, her party, and social media cite unsupported claims of election fraud as the reason for violence at the Capitol. In response, the speaker floats unsupported claims that the president allowed the violent insurrection on behalf of Vladimir Putin, who may have been on the phone with Trump.
Is this conversation allowed on Twitter? Of course it is.