Former Speaker of White House Representatives Nancy Pelosi reacted to the indictment of former President Donald Trump, stating that the grand jury acted upon the facts and the law.
“No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence,” Pelosi said. “Hopefully, the former President will peacefully respect the system, which grants him that right.”
In response, Harmeet Dhillon, a former Trump campaign legal adviser, commented: “We don’t have to prove our innocence in America, Mrs. Pelosi.”
Meanwhile, radio talk show host Mark Levin derided Pelosi as a “moron” and a “Stalinist” over her post.
“Stalinist Pelosi. Prove innocent? It’s innocent until proven guilty, moron. Or at least used to be,” he said.
Trump, who is the first serving or former US president to face a criminal charge, will be arraigned next week on more than 30 counts of business fraud related to a 2016 “hush money” payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.
A grand jury voted to indict him after investigating a $130,000 cash amount to Daniels in an attempt to buy her silence over an alleged affair.