Hume: Pelosi 'Seems a Little Unhinged' With Comments on Barr, 2020 Election
Speaker worries Trump won't leave office if he loses.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) raised eyebrows by expressing concern that President Trump could refuse to leave office if he loses the 2020 election.
"We have to inoculate against that, we have to be prepared for that," she told The New York Times.
Pelosi said Democrats must win in 2020 by wide margins so Trump cannot plausibly challenge the results.
"If we win by four seats, by a thousand votes each, he’s not going to respect the election,"she said. "He would poison the public mind. He would challenge each of the races. He would say you can’t seat these people."
Responding on "America's Newsroom," Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said Pelosi "seems a little unhinged" lately and is making "extravagant claims."
He pointed back to Pelosi's accusation Thursday that Attorney General Bill Barr had "lied to Congress" during a House hearing last month.
Hume noted that Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer met at the White House with Trump last week to discuss infrastructure and the tone after the talks was "all sweetness and light."
But he said the Democratic Party's far-left base does not want to see any cooperation with Trump or "positive" meetings.
"They think Donald Trump is beyond the pale. These are people who believe in their bones and may, to this day, believe Trump was elected because of a conspiracy with the Russians. The reason they believe this, in my view, is they think he's so evil that 'how could he not have been guilty of that?'" said Hume.
Watch the full interview above.