Reporter James Rosen stood up to ask Nancy Pelosi a question I consider pretty obvious.
“Do you hate the President?” Rosen threw out.
Pelosi took great offense to the question. Although I’m not exactly sure why. Her actions certainly boost an appearance of hating Donald Trump.
Still, the Speaker of the House took a moment to shoot down the idea.
As Fox News points out:
“As a Catholic, I resent your using the word hate in a sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone. I was raised in a way that is a heart full of love and always pray for the president. And I still pray for the president. And I pray for the president all the time, so don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that,” she said.
“I don’t hate anybody,” she initially shot back. She wagged her finger and pointed at Rosen, telling him not to accuse her of hating someone. Rosen denied doing so.
Is anyone buying this malarkey? Because I know Trump isn’t.
Trump Tweets Response
I wonder if Pelosi uttered those prayers before asking the House to proceed with articles of impeachment? My guess is no. Just a few days ago, Pelosi delayed impeachment talks. Then, she has a sudden change of heart?
And she announced it with this little speech.
“The facts are uncontested. The president abused his power for his own political benefit at the expense of our national security, by withholding military aid and a crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement for an investigation into his political rival.”
She added: “Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders and a heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment.”
Her party set out to destroy our country and Pelosi thinks we believe she “prays” for the President. But just as expected, Trump wasted no time responding.
Nancy Pelosi just had a nervous fit. She hates that we will soon have 182 great new judges and sooo much more. Stock Market and employment records. She says she “prays for the President.” I don’t believe her, not even close. Help the homeless in your district Nancy. USMCA?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2019
Let’s Do This
It’s not all that surprising to see Trump ready to take this bull by the horns.
According to the BBC:
Mr Trump tweeted shortly before Mrs Pelosi’s remarks: “If you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate, and so that our country can get back to business.”
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said immediately after Mrs Pelosi’s remarks that Democrats “should be ashamed”.
She added: “We look forward to a fair trial in the Senate.”
Nancy Pelosi has given impeachment the green light. And while her announcement that articles will be drafted was light on details or a proposed timeline, her consent is really all that matters.
Mrs Pelosi has taken the pulse of the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives and determined her side is ready to act. And there’s no better pulse-taker or vote-counter in Washington than the current Speaker of the House.
Meanwhile, in a series of blistering tweets, Donald Trump has indicated he’s ready for the coming battle.
If there is a Senate trial – and Thursday’s developments make that seem all but certain – it will be no-holds-barred political warfare.
While the president’s fate still seems secure given Republican control of the chamber, there’s no predicting who – if anyone – will emerge unscathed.
In an era where governmental norms and traditions have gone by the wayside, US politics have increasingly been reduced to a battle of wills and brute majority force. Such was the case with recent Supreme Court confirmation proceedings; such is the case with impeachment.
Expect 2020 to be a repeat of 2016.
Trump will take home the win. Only this time, it will be a landslide. People are tired of investigations and impeachment inquiries and anything else that wastes our time and resources.
Voters chose Donald Trump for a reason. Because he’s anti-DC. And they’ll keep Trump until the swamp is drained. It’s the only way to make America great again! Meanwhile, Pelosi might start looking for a good therapist. She needs a little anger management.