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Gayle King calls out Pelosi for calling Trump supporters 'henchmen': 'Egregious language'

CBS News's Gayle KingGayle KingMichelle Obama: 'You wanna hang out with us? Get your vaccine' The Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race Michelle Obama praises BLM, says she fears for daughters MORE called out House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden reverses Trump limits on transgender protections The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Infrastructure, Cheney ouster on deck as Congress returns This week: Congressional leaders to meet with Biden amid GOP reckoning MORE (D-Calif.) on Friday for calling President TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Overnight Health Care: FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for adolescents | Biden administration reverses limits on LGBTQ health protections Overnight Defense: US fires 30 warning shots at Iranian boats | Kabul attack heightens fears of Afghan women's fates | Democratic Party leaders push Biden on rejoining Iran deal MORE's supporters "henchmen," saying the language is just as "egregious" as rhetoric directed towards her by the president.

King made the remark after she asked Pelosi about whether Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Manchin, Biden huddle amid talk of breaking up T package Overnight Energy: 5 takeaways from the Colonial Pipeline attack | Colonial aims to 'substantially' restore pipeline operations by end of week | Three questions about Biden's conservation goals MORE should debate Trump next week given Pelosi's previous comments questioning the wisdom of holding the debate.

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"Tuesday is a big debate," King said to Pelosi. "Tuesday, the debate between the two of them. You earlier suggested that you didn’t think Biden should debate. Do you still feel that way?"

“The president has no fidelity to fact or truth, and actually in his comments the last few days, no fidelity to the Constitution," Pelosi said, referring to Trump's remarks earlier this week about a peaceful transition of power.

"He and his henchmen are a danger with their comments — are a danger to our democracy. Why bother? He isn't committed to the Constitution," Pelosi said.

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"But Speaker Pelosi, here's the problem. Your language, to some, is just as egregious as what they're saying, by calling the president's people 'henchmen,'" King shot back. "Some could say that's just as insulting as what he's saying about you."

"Well, I don't care what he says about me," Pelosi replied. "Every knock from him is a boost for me. If he wants to help me raise money, he can keep knocking me."

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