Nancy Pelosi says the Constitution makes her equal to Trump.
From the Free Beacon:
Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said in an interview with the New York Times that the Constitution considers her to be President Donald Trump’s equal.
Pelosi is set to regain the speaker’s gavel after spending eight years as House minority leader. Pelosi was the first female speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011, and she maneuvered to get the party’s votes necessary to secure the speakership again after Democrats won back the chamber in the November midterms.
In a piece with a headline declaring her an “icon of female power,” Pelosi was asked by the reporter “if she considers herself Mr. Trump’s equal.”
“The Constitution does,” she replied.
Actually, the Constitution does not grant the speaker any privileged powers comparable to the President. The only time the word “Speaker” is mentioned is in Section 2 where the House of Representatives gets to choose who will be the Speaker. Other than that, there are no enumerated powers granted to the Speaker.
Of course, the role of Speaker of the House is afforded special privilege under the Presidential Succession Act – if both President Trump and Vice President Pence happen to unexpectedly become incapacitated, or worse, then she becomes President Pelosi (shudders).
Other than that, she’s just an elected representative from the declining liberal city of San Francisco who happens to lead one chamber of the legislature. She managed to do so by amassing and executing brutal power over her colleagues. It’s funny when Alexandria “Sandy” Ocasio-Cortez shares her ignorance of the constitution – it’s another when someone of Pelosi’s tenure should understand how this works.
In truth, this is what Democrats are all about – power. And they have no problem misinterpreting the constitution because we all know that liberals who slobber over her every word will agree and say the same.