Fox News host Sean Hannity described that Democrats are shifting the political landscape of this country in such a way that it would become unrecognizable, should they get their way.
Calling out senior Democrats, specifically House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Hannity said they are acting “beyond despicable behavior” and are looking to turn “the U.S.A. into a country we no longer recognize,” the Washington Examiner reports.
“Based on no actual crimes, she wants a political opponent locked up in prison? That happens in banana republics. Beyond despicable behavior. And by the way, they would literally turn, in many ways, the U.S.A. into a country we no longer recognize,” Hannity said.
As the Washington Examiner reports, Hannity’s comments come amid Pelosi allegedly saying she wants President Trump “in prison”:
Pelosi told a gathering of top Democratic lawmakers Tuesday night that she would like to see Trump jailed. “I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison,” she said.
The California Democrat also reiterated her stance that she would rather see Trump defeated at the ballot box during the 2020 elections and then prosecuted for alleged crimes that she believes he might have committed.
Hannity’s condemnation of Pelosi comes after years of Trump and his supporters calling for his 2016 rival Hillary Clinton to be locked up for her use of an unauthorized, private email server while serving as secretary of state.
Fox News has more on Pelosi’s alleged comment:
Pelosi wants to hold the president accountable, the sources said, but thinks voters should get him out of office in 2020, after which he could possibly face criminal charges.
Nadler and dozens of Democrats have been pressing Pelosi to hold impeachment hearings, but the speaker reportedly believes there should be public and bipartisan support to launch the process, according to Politico.
Pelosi has previously said the president’s actions “are villainous to the Constitution of the United States.”
A Pelosi spokesperson told the New York Post the lawmakers “had a productive meeting about the state of play with the Mueller report. They agreed to keep all options on the table and continue to move forward with an aggressive hearing and legislative strategy, as early as next week, to address the president’s corruption and abuses of power uncovered in the report.”
The spokesperson did not directly address whether Pelosi made the remark about Trump that was attributed to her.
Politico first reported the comment attributed to Pelosi, as someone in the meeting leaked it to the outlet.