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In the days leading up to the House of Representatives passing the articles of impeachment against President Trump, Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi told members of her party to appear “solemn” during proceedings. “Don’t cheer, keep it solemn,” Pelosi said, according to a swing-district Democrat.
One month later, and the appearances of solemnity appears to have gone out the window.
In an appearance on Bill Maher’s show on Friday night, the House Speaker fist-bumped the comedian.
Nancy Pelosi fist bumps impeachment with Bill Maher.
Spare us the lecture about being serious and somber, Nancy. pic.twitter.com/E0t2ZNWX91
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 18, 2020
“Thank you so much for waiting to we got back on the air before starting the impeachment,” said Maher to a laughing Pelosi. Adding, “that deserves a fist-bump, thank you” as he fist-bumped the House Speaker.
Of course, the Democrats were never actually somber about impeaching Trump.
On Thursday, failed presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was caught laughing on camera before realizing she was being interviewed live on television. “This is a solemn, serious moment” she told an MSNBC reporter, moments after ridding herself of the ear-to-ear smile across her face.
Kamala Harris laughs it up about impeachment before realizing she's live on the air, then pretends it's a very "solemn and serious moment" in history. pic.twitter.com/U6WSWkofz5
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) January 16, 2020
Radical left U.S. Rep. Rasida Tlaib (D-Mich.), who on her election night says “we’re gonna impeach the motherf***er,” was so happy about impeaching Trump that she posted a video to social media celebrating the occasion.
So solemn. So somber. pic.twitter.com/H6J6sTBBo8
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) December 19, 2019
Even reporters joined Democrats on the impeachment festivities. According to TheBlaze’s Breck Dumas, the Washington Post’s team of Capitol Hill and White House reporters made no effort to hide their happiness about the House Democrats’ impeachment of President Trump, and even posted a now-deleted photo on Twitter raising their glasses and toasting to “Impeachmas.”
The Senate is scheduled to begin its impeachment trial of President Trump this week.
In a six-page document expected to be released on Saturday, Trump’s lawyers will address the merits of the two articles of impeachment, charging the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, that House Democrats approved last year.
“We are on strong legal footing. The president has done nothing wrong and we believe that will be borne out in this process,” said a source close to Trump’s legal team according to Reuters.
The document is said to describe Trump’s impeachment as a “dangerous attack” by Democrats against the American people and the U.S. Constitution.