Nancy Pelosi: ‘It Was Patriotic’ to Impeach Trump
'I think in retrospect it looks even more deadly serious that we did that'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said former President Donald Trump gave Congress “no choice" but to impeach him.
During an interview with Time Magazine’s Molly Ball, Pelosi was asked:
“You were accused of partisanship and being divisive with those impeachments, particularly that first impeachment which had to do with Ukraine."
"Do you think that looks differently in retrospect?
"Have recent events highlighted the importance of that?”
Pelosi said: “I think in retrospect it looks even more deadly serious that we did that.”
“When the former president did what he did on that phone call with President Zelensky, he gave me no choice," she said.
"Here was a president who was undermining our national security, undermining the integrity of our elections in a way that was appalling," Pelosi added.
"And he professed to not even know the difference between right and wrong."
"That was an assault on our Constitution, and there was no choice but impeachment.”
“I don’t think it was partisan at all. I think it was patriotic, I thought it was honoring our Constitution, and the former president gave us no choice.”
Earlier, Pelosi said:
“I fear for our democracy if the Republicans were ever to get the gavel."
"We can’t let that happen. Democracy is on the ballot in November," Pelosi said.
“Everybody said redistricting was going to be horrible for the Democrats.
"Remember that? Not so. Not so."
"If anything, we’ll pick up seats rather than lose 10 to 15, which conventional wisdom said that we would,” she said.
“There’s nothing conventional anymore, and it certainly ain’t wisdom.”