House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the January 6 attack on the US Capitol attacked Congress “like someone dropped a bomb in the White House,” according to excerpts from an NBC interview that will air later Thursday.
Why this matters: Pelosi The former president has been relentless in his criticism of Trump, indicating last month that she blamed him for the Capitol rebellion and saying she would “never forgive” him.
- President Biden echoed his past sentiments in a speech marking the first anniversary of the attack, where he blamed Trump for the deadly rioting.
- The House speaker praised President Biden’s remarks, saying it was “a wake-up call to some in our country about how close we came that day to the devastation to our democracy.”
What are they saying: “The visuals of what was happening outside the Capitol… it breaks your heart,” Pelosi told “NBC’s Nightly News.”
- “What is unforgivable about January 6 is the painful effect it has on the people who serve our country,” he added.
- Asked whether Trump should be allowed to take office again, Pelosi said, “There is absolutely no way he should be allowed into the White House under any circumstances.”