House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday, Nov. 2, accused President Donald Trump of trying to disrupt the election and said that Congress is ready to decide the presidential election if the results are disputed.
“This president, of all the presidents I’ve seen and studied in American history, is the most insecure. He knows he can’t win by letting the people speak their voices, so he’s trying to disrupt the election. We are concerned about foreign powers coming in and undermining the integrity of our elections,” Pelosi told MSNBC’s “The Beat,” as reported by Breitbart News.
“He is undermining the integrity of our elections himself,” she added.
Pelosi said she felt confident that Democrats will maintain control in the House, likely win the Senate and Joe Biden will be inaugurated president on Jan. 20.
In a separate interview with NPR on Monday, she said that the House is ready to decide the winner of the presidential election if the results are unclear by Jan. 6.
“We understand what the law is and the pre-eminence of the role of Congress and specifically the House of Representatives when it comes to counting the votes,” Pelosi told NPR’s, Ari Shapiro.
“But let’s not worry about that right now. We’re ready. We’re prepared. We’ve been ready for a while because we see this irresponsibility of the president, his disrespect for the Constitution, for our democracy, and for the integrity of our elections. So we’re ready for him,” she said.
Pelosi’s comments came after an Axios report published on Sunday, Nov. 1, claimed that President Trump was planning to prematurely declare victory on election night if early results show he has taken a lead.
The president has dismissed the claim and his campaign said the report was “nothing but people trying to create doubt about a Trump victory. When he wins, he’s going to say so.”
Biden had an 8-point lead over President Trump nationally in a Fox News poll released Oct. 30. The former vice president’s lead in battleground states shrank to 2.9 points on Monday, Nov. 2, the Real Clear Politics Polling Average found.
Despite the polling, more Americans have bet on President Trump to win re-election, according to OddsChecker.