Pelosi Calls for Canceling the Presidential Debates

'I don’t think there should be any debates'

August 27, 2020

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said on Thursday that the 2020 presidential debates should be canceled.

"Don't tell anybody I told you this, especially don't tell Joe Biden: I don't think there should be any debates," she said in a press conference.

She argued that nobody should "legitimize a conversation" with President Donald Trump, whom she called "disgraceful" for the way he debated Hillary Clinton in 2016.