Pelosi on why ‘bribery’ isn’t in articles of impeachment: ‘I’m not a lawyer’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has a long history of barely making sense as she tries to explain the twists and turns of her party’s logic on a number of issues. She kept that tradition going on Thursday as she tried to explain the reasoning behind impeachment to reporters who asked why “bribery” wasn’t included in the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

“I myself am not a lawyer,” Pelosi confessed. “Sometimes I act like one. Not as often as I act as a doctor. I practice medicine on the side without benefit of diploma, too.”

What? Yes, Pelosi actually said that. Here, see for yourself.

Not making sense

“This is a decision that was recommended by our working together with our committee chairs, our attorneys and the rest,” was all the further explanation Pelosi gave for why none of the terms Democrats pounded for weeks made it into the articles of impeachment. Why they were watered down so as to be almost meaningless.

No quid pro quo. No extortion. No bribery.

What was left — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — are not criminal activities. They are left to the definition of the beholder, which is probably the whole point after a parade of witnesses couldn’t name anything actually impeachable that Trump had done.

And now the speaker, who said for months before this whole thing began that it shouldn’t be partisan and that it could come back to bite Democrats, has to go out and defend it. No wonder she can barely string her words together. She’s got to be thinking, “I told you people this was going to happen.”

It almost makes me feel bad for her. Almost.

“They’re very strong”

“The articles are what they are,” Pelosi said. “They’re very powerful. They’re very strong.” If only saying it made it so, Nancy Pelosi. I don’t think you’ve even convinced yourself, to be honest.

“And they are … uh … a continuation of a pattern of misbehavior on the part of the president. People are realizing, when they see what that was, they think, the public thinks, that they should be determining who the president of the United States is, not some foreign power.”

As opposed to House Democrats trying to overturn an election? Yes, Nancy Pelosi, I think the public does see what’s going on. Enough of them, anyway, at this point, to make your phony impeachment backfire on you and your party, just as it should.

Despite everything you and the Democrats have done to try to subvert the very system this country was founded on, the system appears to be working just fine.

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