Nancy Pelosi isn’t someone who is very good at telling the truth. We all know that.
However, that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t surprise us every once in awhile with the things she says and does.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is fundraising off the firing of “our only hope” Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but one problem: Mueller has not been fired.
The California Democrat sent out an email last week titled “Mueller FIRED” and asked people to donate to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) amid speculations that President Donald Trump may fire Mueller in retaliation for the FBI raid on his lawyer Michael Cohen.
But as the actual fundraiser email text acknowledges, Mueller was not fired by Trump.
“I’m so furious I can barely write this email,” Pelosi wrote, according to The Washington Examiner. “President Trump is inches away from firing Robert Mueller and derailing the entire Russia investigation.”
The fundraising email was sent on Friday, just a day after Trump reiterated that he isn’t going to fire the special counsel.
A little dishonest don’t you think?
Trump has long maintained that he isn’t going to fire Mueller but the media has reported the opposite constantly.
Pelosi really is the gift that keeps on giving for the Republicans and you can bet that they will continue to take advantage of that as the midterms approach.
From Washington Examiner:
House Republicans will lean heavily on Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her comment that the GOP tax cut amounts to just “crumbs” for people in their quest to retain the majority this year.
In an interview with reporters on Thursday, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, who runs the House campaign arm, said the top Democrat is helping Republicans politically with her own well-publicized criticisms of the GOP.
Most recently, she called the Republican tax reform plan “Armageddon,” and said the $1,000 bonuses some companies awarded as a result of corporate tax cuts are “crumbs.”
“Her crumbs comment,” Stivers said. “That’s something I think we can use pretty effectively.”
We keep hearing about how Pelosi and the Democrats are going to crush the GOP this fall.
Let’s not get too carried away about that.
From Hot Air:
Will Democrats ride a blue wave in November, or … just get the blues? Assumptions have run high that Nancy Pelosi & Co will have both history and an unpopular president on their side, generating enough momentum to swamp out Republicans and reclaim control of the House. Paul Ryan’s retirement, and more than two dozen others in the House Republican caucus, seems to indicate an acknowledgment of a coming Democratic tsunami.
Don’t tell American voters that, however. A new poll from ABC and the Washington Post puts the two parties close to a virtual dead head in the generic congressional ballot.
A four-point margin will not be enough to swing the House back to Pelosi. Thanks to the limitations of polling and the geography involved, a four-point Democratic lead in the generic poll is predictive of basically a push, a return to the status quo with only a net exchange of a handful of seats. Of course, the Washington Post isn’t the only pollster with a generic congressional ballot question in their series, but the RealClearPolitics average shows the same kind of erosion across all pollsters.