Pelosi defends Trump impeachment effort as she blasts Biden inquiry

 September 15, 2023

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (R-CA) defended her first impeachment of former President Donald Trump in 2019 in her response following a GOP House effort to impeach President Joe Biden.

Pelosi shared her comments during an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper on Wednesday.

Her argument

Pelosi argued that she did not set a precedent in her impeachment effort against the former president.

“No, it’s completely not true. We had a few weeks where we had to make our case and I assigned six committee chairs to get the information and the rest and that then prepared us to bring the bill to the floor," she told Cooper.

"They’ve had what nine months of collecting information, they have nothing," she added.

Blasted by the GOP

"Pelosi established a precedent for impeachment when we rammed through two bogus impeachments based purely on politics & no evidence," Florida Republican Rep. Byron Donalds said of Pelosi's view.

"The House GOP has more evidence on Biden than any other impeached president & the Dems want to cry foul on a procedural vote. Cry me a river," he continued.

The GOP's turn

"So Republicans are looking at this and saying -- 'They're using these institutions. This is fair game,'" former George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen said on Fox News.

"And two, 'We don't trust the institutions anymore, so we need the tools of an impeachment inquiry to go after to to to get to the bottom of this story' -- which is a legitimate inquiry as to whether or not there was corruption in the Biden family," he added.

The inquiry is now official, with Republicans now set to move forward with the effort in the House.

Pelosi might not like it, but she was the one behind a similar attack on Trump that is now coming back to haunt Democrats as they face a similar situation under Biden.

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