Nancy Pelosi: People Interested in Impeaching Trump Are ‘Patriots’
Democratic House speaker claims patriotic Americans want to see their president impeached
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has claimed that Americans who are interested in impeaching President Donald Trump are "patriots."
California Democrat Pelosi made the remarks during a Thursday talk where the topic of conversation shifted to questions about her party's desire to impeach their president.
During a Q&A session at Georgetown Law School with a graduating class, the moderator told Pelosi that many attendees were interested in the Democrats' push for impeachment proceedings against Trump.
“Because it’s a law school,?” Pelosi quipped, provoking laughter from the audience.
“Because they’re patriots? Because they’re Americans?” the House speaker continued asking, prompting more giggles from the students.
The moderator then continued to question Pelosi regarding impeachment.
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The announcement came just days after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on now-debunked collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.
Several progressive Democrats pledged their support for impeachment proceedings, citing the Mueller report’s findings, placing them at odds with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA).
Among those supporting the calls are 2020 White House hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
Appearing recently on NBC’s Meet the Press, Nadler (D-NY) said he believed the report’s findings could be grounds for impeachment if obstruction of justice by the president could be “proven.”
Conversely, Schiff was vaguer on the subject, telling ABC’s This Week last month that he would support impeachment if it is “the best thing for the country.”
Meanwhile, President Trump has said that he is not worried about impeachment following the release of Mueller’s findings.
Speaking to reporters at the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll, Trump said that he isn’t “even a little bit” concerned about the prospect of being ousted.