- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 6, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said she viewed President Trump’s line in his State of the Union Address slamming “ridiculous partisan investigations” as a “threat.”

“It was a threat. It was an all-out threat,” Mrs. Pelosi told reporters. “The president should not bring threats to the floor of the House.”

“But you know what? It’s a speech; it’s a presentation; it’s a performance,” she said.

Mrs. Pelosi said Democrats could work with Mr. Trump if he’s sincere about issues like lowering prescription drug prices and building infrastructure.

“So we’ll look forward to working with him on that,” she said. “But the president doesn’t come and say ‘either this, or no investigations’…it’s oversight.”

Mr. Trump said in his speech that “partisan investigations” could slow the economic progress the U.S. has been making.

“An economic miracle is taking place in the United States and the only things that can stop it are foolish wars, politics, or ridiculous partisan investigations,” the president said. “If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just does not work that way.”

With their new majority, House Democrats have been eyeing multiple investigations into Mr. Trump’s administration and personal business interests. 

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