Fox News contributor Karl Rove called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "over-the-top" comments about the 2020 election and what's at stake for the nation.

During an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday, Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that "everything is at stake" in the 2020 election.

“Everything is at stake in this election. The Constitution of the United States, which the president is trying to usurp the power of the legislative branch of government, the environment in which we live. A Republican party that’s in denial about the assault on climate and the climate crisis, which is a health issue, a national security issue, an economic and jobs issue and a moral issue,” she said.



On "America's Newsroom" Wednesday, Rove, former deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush, said Pelosi's remarks appear somewhat "unhinged."

"It plays into the environment in which we find ourselves," Rove said. "Democrats do have a little bit of leeway in saying things are really, really bad, even if they sound a little bit over-the-top."

He pointed out that the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls shows that approximately 37 percent of Americans believe the country is going in the right direction, compared to 56 percent who think it's on the wrong track.

"That's sort of the same dynamic that people had in 2016 when they wanted change. And the Democrats are trying to position themselves as the party of change for the 2020 presidential election," Rove said.

Watch the "America's Newsroom" clip above, including Rove's thoughts on the looming release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report.


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