Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was eviscerated on social media after claiming Thursday that former President Donald Trump has a “right” to “prove innocence” following news that a Manhattan grand jury voted to indict him.
Pelosi, a former House speaker, appeared to have flipped a central principle of the U.S. justice system by stating that those who have been accused of crimes have “the right to a trial to prove innocence” and that Trump, too, has “that right.”
“The Grand Jury has acted upon the facts and the law,” Pelosi wrote on Twitter. “No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence. Hopefully, the former President will peacefully respect the system, which grants him that right.”
The California Democrat was immediately hit with a barrage of criticism about her statement, including from numerous prominent politicians and…