Pelosi Tipped Her Hand About Her Willingness to Break Procedure to Remove Trump
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on ABC News that President Donald Trump would be out of office soon “one way or another.”
The Democratic leader was questioned by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos about her role in holding onto the impeachment documents asking if there were “Any second thoughts about holding on for three weeks?”
“No, no, no,” Pelosi stammered.
“We feel that it — it’s a positive result in terms of additional emails and un-redacted information that has come forward, that Bolton has said that he would testify if subpoenaed by the Senate, other information that has come forward. And more importantly, raising the profile of the fact that we need to have witnesses and documentation, and if we don’t that is a cover-up.”
Stephanopoulos, however, pushed back, stating that the House could have subpoenaed Bolton:
“Well, you pulled back the subpoena on John Bolton,” the interviewer said.
“Well, we — but on the other witnesses we have been in court,” Pelosi said. “And we haven’t eliminated the possibility of ever subpoenaing and going forward with Bolton, but he has said in this two weeks’ period, there was another piece of progress that we made, that he would — he would respond to a subpoena from the United States Senate.
When asked why they chose not to wait for the courts to rule on the issues brought up in impeachment, Pelosi said, “Well, because it’ll be — how long do the courts take? We had — we have confidence in our case that it’s impeachable and this president is impeached for life … But we’re confident in the impeachment. And we think there’s enough testimony to remove him from office.
“But again, it’s Sunday morning. Let’s be optimistic about the future, a future that will not have Donald Trump in the White House one way or another. Ten months from now we will have an election if we don’t have him removed sooner. But, again, he’ll be impeached forever.”