Pelosi: We Must Investigate Trump's 'Welcoming of the Assault on Our Democracy'
House speaker's spews another bizarre word salad attacking president
When it comes to word salads House Speaker Nancy Pelosi usually takes the crown, with bizarre calls for Donald Trump's impeachment long after the Mueller report has concluded, not to mention conspiracy theories alleging the President is somehow involved in a cover-up.
Pelosi told California Democrats that Congress would continue with the 'aggressive' investigations into President Trump, stopping short on impeachment.
Speaking at the California Democratic Party's annual convention, Pelosi bizarrely referenced special counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, despite there being no collusion.
"In his report, special counsel Mueller warned us in the starkest terms that there was an attack on our election and an attack on our democracy," Pelosi said.
"Why won't the president defend us from this attack?"
"What is the president covering up?" she asked.
"We must investigate the president's welcoming of the assault on our democracy.'
Pelosi then seemed to hint at a future inquiry for impeachment.
"This isn't about politics, it isn't about partisanship, Democrats versus Republicans, no.
It's about patriotism, it's about the sanctity of the constitution and it's about the future of our nation. We will go where the facts lead us. We will insist on the truth. We will build an ironclad case to act," Pelosi said.
"President Trump will be held accountable for his actions. In the Congress, in the courts, and in the court of public opinion, we will defend our democracy," she added.
Pelosi said last month that Trump is laying the groundwork to become 'self-impeachable.
The House Speaker, who has previously declared that the president's impeachment was no longer on the table, claimed that Trump is moving to 'goad them into it.'
But he recently told late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday that the party had to be prepared to build a case for impeachment.
"We have a defiance of the Constitution of the United States, and so when we go down this path, we have to be ready, and it has to be clear to the American people, and we have to hope that it’ll be clear to the Republicans in the United States Senate," she said Thursday, comments she echoed Saturday.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said he was conscious of the need to build public support for impeachment.
"Impeachment is a political act, and you cannot impeach a president if the American people will not support it," Nadler told WNYC.
"The American people right now do not support it because they do not know the story. They don’t know the facts. We have to get the facts out. We have to hold a series of hearings, we have to hold the investigations."
Pelosi and the Democrats don't seem to have a strong case for impeachment, and there isn’t even a mild one.