Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi snapped at CNN’s Jake Tapper during a televised town hall event Thursday night; demanding there be no more questions about impeachment just hours after asking the House Judiciary Committee to draft Articles of Impeachment.
“Can we not have any more questions about impeachment?” asked Pelosi after Tapper pressed her on whether senior Trump officials would testify during the process.
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Pelosi snapped at another reporter during a press conference Thursday when asked if she “hates” President Trump; saying “don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that.”
“As a Catholic, I resent your using the word ‘hate’ in a sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone. … So don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that,” said the Speaker.
Pelosi confirmed Thursday she will ask the House Judiciary Committee to draft Articles of Impeachment against President Trump; saying he has “left us no choice but to act.”
“Today I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment,” said the Speaker.
“The president’s actions have seriously violated the Constitution,” she said. “His wrongdoing strikes at the very heart of our Constitution.”
“If we cannot impeach a president who abuses his office for personal advantage, we no longer live in a democracy—we live in a monarchy, or we live under a dictatorship,” Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman said during Congressional hearings earlier this week.
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