At its founding, the United States of America adopted a truly unique legal precedent that was eventually copied around the free world. And the former speaker of the House of Congress just got it wrong.
Originally published at WND News Center. Used with permission.
Ex-House speaker Nancy Pelosi is getting scorched on social media for turning the American basics of justice and law upside down.
After the New Manhattan DA on Thursday released his political indictment of President Trump, she demanded that Trump “prove innocence.’
That’s the reverse of the legal standard that no one has to “prove innocence,” but in all cases prosecutors must prove guilt, in criminal cases beyond a reasonable doubt. It’s a standard that law students would be expected to be fully familiar with even before they begin their training.
The Grand Jury has acted upon the facts and the law.
No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence.
Hopefully, the former President will peacefully respect the system, which grants him that right.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) March 31, 2023
Pelosi, apparently creating her own, brand new standard for criminal cases – in this case for President Trump, demanded, “The grand jury has acted upon the facts and the law. No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence. Hopefully, the former president will peacefully respect the system, which grants him that right.”
Explained commentary at Twitchy, which monitors and comments on that social media site, “It would be unprofessional, cruel, and tacky to ask how drunk Nancy Pelosi was when she tweeted out this hot mess about Trump’s indictment last night. Truly, beneath us heere ven at Twitchy to write such agthing … NOT. Ooopsie, we totally already wrote it. Oh well, the truth hurts.”
It continued, “Leave it to ol’ Nan to give the whole, vile, corrupt, ‘plan’ away because she can’t help but try and take a victory lap over this stuff. Notice what she says about Trump having to prove his INNOCENCE.”
Then the commentary schools Pelosi, “We hate to break it to her, but here in America, it’s still innocent until proven GUILTY. Suppose it’s kind of us to assume she was drinking and not a total DOLT when it comes to the basic fundamentals of our country.”
Social media commenters responded to Pelosi, with, “This is the most anti-American vomit that has ever exited your commie mouth.”
Another said, “Are you truly this ignorant? This imbecilic? This misguided? This fascistic? A ‘trial to prove innocence’? Are you familiar with the concept of presumption of innocence as the DEFAULT…?”