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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joined ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday to discuss her chamber’s sham impeachment process against President Donald Trump.

Even though the House voted on two articles of impeachment against the president, Pelosi has held onto those articles for 25 days and refusing to send them to the Senate. She has repeatedly said she wants to make sure the Senate will hold a “fair trial,” which includes calling additional witnesses.

“You made the point that the president has blocked witnesses and that’s true but some of your critics have said that the House could have done a lot more to exhaust the alternatives, to go through the entire process through the courts and get – to see if they would rule on witnesses,” Stephanopoulos said.

The ABC News host pointed to Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), a moderate who Democrats hoped would vote in line with them to call additional witnesses. She has since said she would vote against the Democrats’ calls for additional witnesses and in line with Republicans. Collins made it very clear she believes the House should have waited for the courts to rule on witness testimony.

“That isn’t even true. We are in court on witnesses,” Pelosi responded. “It could take a very long time.”

Stephanopoulos mentioned National Security Adviser John Bolton. He’s someone the House wanted to hear from but the White House invoked executive privilege. Bolton has since said he would be willing to testify in an impeachment trial should he be subpoenaed.

“On other witnesses, we’ve been in court,” the speaker said. “And we haven’t eliminated the possibility of ever subpoenaing and going forward with Bolton.”

Pelosi said this impeachment saga has been different from Clinton because “President Clinton allowed witnesses to come forward. President Trump has prevented that from happening.”

Stephanopoulos asked Pelosi point-blank, “Why not wait for the courts to rule?”

“Well, because It’ll be how long?” she asked. “How long do the courts take? We had confidence- we have confidence in our case that it is impeachable, that this president is impeached for life, regardless of any gamesmanship on the part of the part of Mitch McConnell, however, that could still come to bear. We’re still confident in the impeachment and we think it’s enough testimony to remove him from office.”

Pelosi said the Democrats “want the American people to see the truth.” Naturally, she claimed the Senate is “afraid of the truth” by not wanting to call additional witnesses.

If Pelosi is so confident in the House’s articles of impeachment, why has she withheld them for 25 days? If she’s so confident in their case against the president, why are Democrats continually pushing for additional witness testimony? She’s trying to make up the rules of the game as she goes along and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has put an end to it.


  • Gerry says:

    You don’t get to make the rules Nancy, once those “articles” make it to the Senate.

  • Gary T. says:

    She just admitted that all she is interested in is putting a black mark on the president’s presidency.

  • Carol says:

    She has fumbled through her term in the house of reps. She has dragged them down, embarrassed the whole nation , and now looking like she is crumbling physically and mentally. She’s imploding.

  • mary says:

    Nancy always fumbles her words. No matter where she is.

  • Fran says:

    Pelosi is just there to do the Corrupt dirty work for the Squad. Hope she takes the fall. Like she said if a glass of water had a D on it in California it would be voted for over a Republican. They don’t vote for good government just the corrupt criminal Democrat Party. They got to realize this isn’t the same party it used to be years ago. It has been taken over by Socialist radicals You got what you voted for a rotting state and now they want everybody to clean it up for them. Pelosi and Their other California Representatives should of used that 40 million dollars they have wasted of taxpayers money to impeach our President to clean up their corrupt mess. Taxpayers in California and the rest of our Country are tired of paying for their stupid decisions and them thinking it is a joke out laughing, joking, partying, celebrating and voting themselves raises while American citizens struggle to foot the bill. They are a disgrace and need to face the consequences. They are going to bankrupt the Country. Maybe that’s their plan since they have teamed up with George Soro’s.

  • CF