Charges filed against New Jersey Republican Rep. Chris Collins Wednesday prove the entire Trump Administration is corrupt, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in two separate statements following Collins’ arrest.
On Wednesday, Pelosi issued a statement declaring that “the charges” are proof that Collins is guilty of corruption and “illegal abuse of the public trust”:
“The charges against Congressman Collins show the rampant culture of corruption and self-enrichment among Republicans in Washington today. The Ethics Committee must accelerate its own investigation into Congressman Collins’ illegal abuse of the public trust.”
In a letter on Thursday, Pelosi claimed “the indictment” of Collins is proof that the Trump Administration and all House Republicans are also guilty of corruption:
“The brazen corruption, cronyism and incompetence of the Trump Administration is reflected in the conduct of House Republicans. Congressman Collins was the first Member of the House to endorse President Trump and is one of his closest allies. Now, the indictment of Congressman Collins shows that Republicans have turned the already swampy GOP Congress into a cesspool of self-enrichment, secret money and special interests.”
Pelosi also claimed that Rep. Collins confessed to his corruption by saying that his donors were demanding that he produce results:
“Congressman Collins revealed Republicans’ true corrupt purpose behind their GOP Tax Scam for the rich, when he admitted, “My donors are basically saying, ‘Get it done or don’t ever call me again.’”