On Saturday (March 18), Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA.) slammed former President Donald Trump’s statements about his possible arrest on Tuesday, describing his comments as “reckless” and accusing Trump of inciting violence.
Pelosi tweeted that Trump’s revelation about possibly being indicted “is reckless,” adding that the former President was only doing it to “keep himself in the news & to foment unrest among his supporters.”
The former House Speaker added that Trump should not be able to “hide from his violations of the law,” suggesting that the U.S. legal system would “decide how to hold him accountable.”
Pelosi made her comments after Trump took to Truth Social to announce his suspicion that he would be indicted on Tuesday (March 21).
In his post, he explained a leak from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office suggested he would be indicted regarding hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election.
Pelosi wasn’t the only Democrat to comment on Trump’s posts, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), her successor as the House’s top Democrat, referenced Trump in a tweet deriding “right-wing extremists” for “inflammatory rhetoric.”
Jeffries asserted that “right-wing extremists” fanning the flames of “political violence” with their rhetoric “are not fit to serve.”
Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (CA.) aimed his criticism at House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.) for suggesting he would direct a House Committee to investigate if federal funds have been used to carry out “politically motivated prosecutions.”
McCarthy made those remarks as reports surfaced that Trump would be arrested as early as Tuesday.