House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) snapped at a reporter during a press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday, after he suggested that she hated the president, angrily telling him, “Don’t mess with me!”
Pelosi was holding the presser to announce that she was asking the House Judiciary Committee and chairmen of other committees to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump.
“The president leaves us no choice but to act,” she said, (although it is well known that the Democrats have been wanting to impeach the president since the day he was inaugurated). In fact, when Dems approved a resolution in favor of the ongoing impeachment effort last month, it was the fourth time in two years they had voted on impeachment.
Rep. Al Green (D-TX) gave the game away back in May when he told MSNBC that he is “concerned if we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected.”
Pelosi, however, sought to frame the Democrats’ zeal to impeach the president as a somber fulfillment of their constitutional duty.
“Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders and our heart full of love for America, today, I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment,” the speaker said with mock sincerity.
“Do you hate the president Madam Speaker?” Sinclair reporter James Rosen asked Pelosi bluntly as she was leaving the podium.
“I don’t hate anybody…we don’t hate anybody in the world,” Pelosi snapped, turning toward the reporter and shaking her finger at him. “So don’t you accuse me of hating …”
“I did not accuse you!” Rosen interjected.
“Yes you did! You did. You did! ” Pelosi replied heatedly.
The journalist explained that Republicans think that the reason Democrats are trying to impeach the president is because they don’t like him.
“I think it’s an important point,” he argued.
Pelosi then returned to the podium to call Trump a “coward” for not helping children who are afraid of gun violence and “dreamers” and for being “in denial” about the “climate crisis.”
“However, that’s about the election,” she blustered. “This is about the Constitution of the United States and the facts that lead to the president’s violation of his oath of office.”
She then threw the Catholic card down in an effort to put some moral weight behind her words.
“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 was a heart full of love and always prayed for the president,” Pelosi insisted.
“I still pray for the president, I pray for the president all the time so don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that!” Pelosi snarled.
It’s worth noting that the Vatican has in the past called for the speaker to be denied Communion because of her longstanding support for abortion.
“This is a person who obstinately, after repeated admonitions, persists in a grave sin–cooperating with the crime of procured abortion–and still professes to be a devout Catholic,” said Cardinal Raymond Burke in 2013 when he was the head of the highest court at the Vatican.
“This is a prime example of what Blessed John Paul II referred to as the situation of Catholics who have divorced their faith from their public life and therefore are not serving their brothers and sisters in the way that they must–in safeguarding and promoting the life of the innocent and defenseless unborn, in safeguarding and promoting the integrity of marriage and the family,” said the cardinal.