Trump Supporters Greet Pelosi in SC, Chanting 'Impeach Pelosi' - WATCH
Democratic House speaker arrives in South Carolina to a 'warm welcome' from conservatives
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was "welcomed" by President Trump's supporters when she arrived for an event in South Carolina on Friday, who greeted the Democrat leader with chants of "impeach Pelosi."
Conservatives flocked to her event’s venue, the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, SC, and gathered holding up signs to express their support of their president.
Speaker Pelosi was the keynote speaker at a South Carolina Democratic Party fundraising event on Friday evening.
Protesters gathered outside of the event’s venue to voice their opposition to the push to impeach President Donald Trump by Pelosi's Democrats.
Nancy Pelosi visits South Carolina for an event.— Team Trump (@TeamTrump) October 5, 2019
Here’s how she’s welcomed: pic.twitter.com/p1rnDT1N4s
Thank you to Nancy Pelosi for coming to South Carolina to remind everyone how extreme the Democrats (@scdp) are. Everyone here can’t wait to get to the ballot box and re-elect President @realDonaldTrump in 2020. #scpol pic.twitter.com/gQlcTArMuI— SC Republican Party (@SCGOP) October 4, 2019
Pelosi said on Friday that this is a “very sad time for our country.”
“Not any of us came to Congress to impeach a president," Pelosi continued.
"This is a very sad time for our country.
"This is a very somber time for our country,” she said, calling the emergence of the Trump-Zelensky phone call an “explosion.”
“September 17 of this year, that very day, was the day that this explosion occurred and we found out about the telephone conversation, which is completely in defiance of the Constitution of the United States,” Pelosi claimed.
“Some people say, ‘Why are you doing this, he’s not worth it to divide the country this way,'” she continued.
“He might not be, but our Constitution is worth it, and our democracy is worth it.”
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) admitted on Thursday that the House may proceed with impeachment before fleshing out the facts:
"At the same time, (the White House has) apparently every incentive to try to make it drag on forever.
"And there may very well come a point where we have to make the decision that the effort to obstruct has become such an impediment that we have reached a decision point — even in the absence of being able to fully follow and flesh out the facts surrounding the president’s Ukraine conduct."
House Democrats have yet to hold a full House vote on the impeachment inquiry.
The Pelosi protest follows a similar effort by Trump supporters in Nevada this week, who surrounded Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and demanded her to “stop the impeachment” of President Trump:
Nevadans greeted @ewarren in Reno and let them know exactly how they feel about the Democrats’ despicable attempt to impeach @realDonaldTrump and undo the 2016 election.— Nevada GOP (@NVGOP) October 2, 2019
Join us and FIGHT BACK. Tell the Left to Impeach THIS ➡️ https://t.co/clr2NQb5rW pic.twitter.com/Pa5NykDJwy