(Breitbart) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday referred to people interested in the impeachment of President Donald Trump as “patriots.”
During a fireside chat before Georgetown Law School’s graduating class, the moderator told Pelosi that many attendees shared an interest in impeachment proceedings. “Because it’s a law school,?” the House Speaker quipped, prompting laughter from the audience. “Because they’re patriots? Because they’re Americans?” Pelosi followed up by asking, sparking more giggles from the students.
The moderator continued with his question on impeachment after the laughter died down.
Pelosi’s remark comes after the House Speaker told House Democrats in April that there are no plans to immediately open impeachment proceedings against President Trump. The announcement came just days after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on now-debunked collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.
Several progressive Democrats — including 2020 White House hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) — pledged their support for impeachment proceedings, citing the Mueller report’s findings, placing them at odds with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA). Appearing recently on NBC’s Meet the Press, Nadler (D-NY) said he believed the report’s findings could be grounds for impeachment if obstruction of justice by the president could be “proven.” Conversely, Schiff was vaguer on the subject, telling ABC’s This Week last month that he would support impeachment if it is “the best thing for the country.”
Meanwhile, President Trump has said that he is not worried about impeachment following the release of Mueller’s findings, telling reporters at the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll that he isn’t “even a little bit” concerned about the prospect of being ousted.
Flashback: Nancy Pelosi Says Trump Is ‘Becoming Self-Impeachable’
During a Washington Post Live interview, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said President Donald Trump was “becoming self-impeachable.”
Reporter Robert Costa asked, “Can you hold him in contempt, Mr. McGahn, for refusing congressional demands?”
Pelosi replied, “Well, we don’t know that he has yet. Let’s take it one step at a time, let’s see where it goes. And I have said the president is goading us into, wants to goad us into impeachment because he knows, as do I, that that’s not a good thing for the country.”
She continued, “But the point is is that every single day, whether it’s obstruction obstruction obstruction obstruction of having people come to the table with facts, or ignoring subpoenas, every single day the president is making a case. He’s becoming self-impeachable, in terms of some of the things that he is doing.”
Costa asked, “Could there be an option for Democrats, that you would consider, of a narrow impeachment proceeding against President Trump about the issues you just raised, obstruction of Congress?”
Pelosi said, “Let me just say that right now, we have our committees doing the investigation. But since you mentioned 1974, at that time, Congress took months, months to build a case.”