Nancy Pelosi says that 'deranged' Trump should be prosecuted for inciting insurrection

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday night where she left no doubt who she blames for the events of January 6: President Trump. Last Wednesday, hundreds of Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol in an effort to stop the certification of the presidential election following two months of Trump claiming the election was stolen from him. Five people were killed in the melee, including a Capitol police officer. Pelosi believes that Trump is to blame and that he should be prosecuted.

“Sadly, the person who’s running the executive branch is a deranged, unhinged, dangerous President of the United States, and only a number of days until we can be protected from him,” Pelosi said. “And he has done something so serious that there should be prosecution against him.”

Pelosi later added, “This president is guilty of inciting insurrection. He has to pay a price for that.”

This was the first time that the Capitol has been stormed since the British did it during the War of 1812, and when speaking of it, Pelosi had to take a moment to stop herself from getting emotional.

“What happened,” Pelosi said before stopping to gather herself, “was a terrible, terrible violation of the Capitol, of the first branch of government, the legislative branch, by the President of the United States.”

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NANCY PELOSI: Sadly, the person who's running the executive branch is a deranged, unhinged, dangerous president of the United States. And only a number of days until we can be protected from him.

KYLIE MAR: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appeared on "60 Minutes" Sunday night, where she spoke about President Trump's role in last Wednesday's events, when hundreds of his supporters stormed the Capitol in an effort to stop the certification of the election, leaving five dead. Pelosi believes Trump caused the violence and he should face consequences.

NANCY PELOSI: This president is guilty of inciting insurrection. He has to pay a price for that. He has done something so serious that there should be prosecution against him.

KYLIE MAR: Pelosi even got choked up while speaking about the siege on the Capitol.

NANCY PELOSI: What happened was a terrible, terrible violation of the Capitol.

KYLIE MAR: And Pelosi castigated the Republicans in Congress who objected to the election certification in some states even after the melee.

NANCY PELOSI: Shame on them, and shame on 2/3 of the Republican caucus in the House supporting those-- so these people are enablers of the president's behavior.