Pelosi Bashes Pence For ‘Selling Out The Constitution To Line Trump’s Pockets’

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence chats with U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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September 5, 2019 7:42 a.m.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had sharp words for Vice President Mike Pence, who stayed at an out-of-the-way Trump resort during his Ireland trip, accusing him Wednesday of “selling out the Constitution.”

“Vice President Pence promised that their Administration would defend the Constitution and stand by a ‘strict constructionist’ interpretation of the Constitution,” she said in a written statement. “Instead the Trump-Pence Administration is ignoring the text itself and selling out the Constitution to line Trump’s pockets.”

“Trump properties are a cesspool of corruption, a black hole for taxpayers’ money, an exploiter of immigrant labor and a national security threat with a suspected foreign spy walking the halls,” she added, continuing to list specific areas of corruption.

Pence stayed at Trump’s resort in Doonbeg, Ireland, a full hour’s flight from Dublin where his official business was taking place. His team initially said that he stayed there at Trump’s “suggestion,” later changing the story to insist that it was close to Pence’s far-flung relatives and somehow a better post from where to monitor the hurricane.

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