Nancy Pelosi took her war with Donald Trump to another level.
And the outcome of this fight could shape American politics for a generation.
Nancy Pelosi threw down one challenge to the Supreme Court that will make Trump furious.
Speaker Pelosi escalated her feud with Donald Trump over including a citizenship question in the 2020 census.
Speaking in San Francisco, Pelosi called Trump’s attempt to ask about citizenship in the 2020 census racist and part of a plan to “Make America White Again.”
The New York Post reports:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday blasted President Trump’s push for a citizenship question on the 2020 census as an effort to “Make America White Again” — claiming, “it’s not what our founders had in mind.”
“They want to make sure that people, certain people, are counted,” Pelosi said at a press conference in San Francisco that focused on election security.
“Just their people vote and not the general population,” said the Democratic lawmaker. “That’s why they’re fighting the census.”
White House officials did not immediately return requests for comment from The Post on the statements.
This remark was aimed squarely at the Supreme Court and specifically Chief Justice John Roberts.
Roberts ruled that while the citizenship question could be included on the census, the administration needed to come up with a rationale that passed muster.
Pelosi believes that by accusing the Trump administration of having racist motives, she can prey on Roberts’ fears of being criticized by liberal journalists and columnists if he rules in the administration’s favor when the census case gets back before the Supreme Court.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.