Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi reacts to Trump’s announcement that he will nominate a new justice this week to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsbur.
WALLACE: And in addition to turning the clock backward on reproductive freedoms, and, as you said, overturning the Affordable Care Act, Donald Trump has made it a line in his rallies that he expects the courts to determine the outcome of the presidential election.
PELOSI: Well, see, the president, again, as we know, is a master of diversion. He will change the subject any time.
Right now, he is the subject of concern because he's been a total failure in addressing the coronavirus. As we cross that sad barrier of 200,000 people who have died because of it, we mourn.
We mourn the justice. That's for sure. She's 87 years old. She lived a brilliant life. We would have loved for her to live to be over 100.
But this is 200,000 other people, husbands, wives, parents, children, siblings, loved ones who have lost their loved one, and we have to mourn each and every one of those as well.
And this president has been a total failure in protecting the health and well-being of the American people by his delay, his distortion, and his denial of the -- of the -- well, the virus, but also ignoring the solutions that we have, in fact, in the HEROES Act, a comprehensive plan again and again for how to crush the virus.
Instead, he wants to crush the Affordable Care Act in the courts in the time of a pandemic.