Nancy Pelosi Praises Mitt Romney for His ‘Courage’ On Voting to Convict Trump
'God bless him for his courage, the House Speaker said
The House speaker said during a press conference on Capitol Hill:
“Yesterday the Senate acted — the first time in history — that a senator has voted against his own president in a decision regarding impeachment."
“God bless him for his courage," Pelosi said.
Pelosi then blasted Trump for his remarks at Thursday morning’s prayer breakfast.
“This morning the president said when people use faith as an excuse to do — I don’t know, bad things, or whatever he said — is just so completely inappropriate, especially at a prayer breakfast.”
Trump called out the “dishonest and corrupt people” responsible for his impeachment.
Trump, who did not specifically name House Democrats who approved two articles of impeachment against him in December, said America has gone through “a terrible ordeal.”
“As everybody knows, my family, our great country and your president have been put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people,” he said.
“They have done everything possible to destroy us and by so doing very badly hurt out nation," he added.
"They know what they are doing is wrong, but they put themselves far ahead of our great country.”
The president was acquitted on two charges on Wednesday.
Trump hailed the Senate Republicans who acquitted him.
“Weeks ago and again yesterday, courageous Republican leaders and politicians had the wisdom, fortitude, and strength to do what everyone knows was right,” he said.
“So many people have been hurt, and we can’t let that go on.”
“I don’t like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong,” he added.
“Nor do I like people who say, ‘I pray for you’ when they know that that’s not so. So many people have been hurt, and we can’t let that go on. And I’ll be discussing that a little bit later at the White House.”
Meanwhile, lawmakers filed an ethics complaint and introduced a resolution to condemn Pelosi for ripping up a copy of President Donald Trump's speech at the conclusion of his State of the Union address on Tuesday.
House Republicans introduced the resolution condemning Pelosi just hours after their colleagues in the Senate voted to acquit President Trump on the two articles of impeachment brought against him.