Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the once (and possibly future?) Speaker of the House, has been getting weirder and weirder.
The House Minority Leader has a tough time getting through a short speech, stammers and stutters and misspeaks often, and usually has a befuddled look on her face (well, that's not so new). But now the California Democrat has done something even weirder.
Last week, Pelosi, 78, sent out an email to supporters and donors that was titled "Mueller FIRED." Pelosi called special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating an alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election, “our only hope for justice."
Only Democrats “can protect him," she said, then asked recipients to donate to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
One problem: President Trump hasn't fired Mueller, and few knowledgeable politicos in Washington, D.C., expect him to do so. Trump himself said if he wanted to fire the special counsel, he'd already be fired (and Trump knows something about firing people).
Pelosi's email came after The New York Times reported last week that Trump last year had mulled canning Mueller. But Trump wrote on Twitter, “If I wanted to fire Robert Mueller in December, as reported by the Failing New York Times, I would have fired him. Just more Fake News from a biased newspaper!”
The Washington Examiner got a copy of Pelosi's email, in which she said:
"I’m so furious I can barely write this email. President Trump is inches away from firing Robert Mueller and derailing the entire Russia investigation."
"My Republican colleagues are actively HELPING him. They’re jeopardizing our democracy, our national security, and the safety of every election we hold. Frankly, they can’t be trusted."
"I need a MASSIVE 24-hour fundraising surge to send them a powerful message: If they let Trump fire Mueller, we’ll kick each and EVERY one of them out of office."
The email drew scorn on social media, with some pointing out it was "clickbait."
“The DCCC's subject lines may not have contributed to the fake news crisis, but damned if they help,” Vox reporter Dara Lind wrote on Twitter.
Garrett Haake, a correspondent at liberal MSNBC, chimed in: