Pelosi lashes out at McConnell, ‘cowardly’ Republicans after Trump acquittal

The Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump concluded Saturday with a 57-43 vote in favor of his being guilty of inciting an insurrection on January 6 — 10 votes shy of the 67-vote threshold necessary for a conviction.

Needless to say, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was infuriated by the final result. She made her feelings abundantly clear about the “cowardly Republicans” who acquitted Trump in a news conference with House impeachment managers, Fox News reported.

Pelosi actually wasn’t even supposed to participate in that news conference but said that she felt compelled to speak her mind after listening to a “disingenuous” speech from Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) about Trump’s level of guilt and responsibility once the proceedings had concluded.

She’s unhappy, to say the least

“But what we saw in that Senate today was a cowardly group of Republicans who apparently have no options because they were afraid to defend their job, respect the institution in which they serve,” Pelosi said. “Imagine that it would be vandalized in so many bad ways that I won’t even go into here, and that they would not respect their institution.”

“That the President of the Senate, Mike Pence — ‘Hang Mike Pence’ was the chant — and they just dismissed that,” she continued. “Why? Because maybe they can’t get another job. What is so important about any one of us? What is so important about the political survival of any one of us that is more important than our Constitution that we take an oath to protect and defend?”

Pelosi then accused McConnell of purposely delaying the start of the impeachment trial until after Trump had already left office and ripped him for doing so, even as mere moments later she asserted that the delay didn’t even matter and that there was precedent for impeaching former elected officials after they’d left office.

The Speaker then attempted to walk away from the press conference but immediately returned to address questions posed by reporters, during which she shredded McConnell once again for his post-vote remarks on Trump’s culpability after having nonetheless voted himself to acquit the former president.

Pelosi claimed McConnell had “hedged” his position and said, “I don’t know whether it was for donors or what. But whatever it was, it was a very disingenuous speech.”

Pelosi: Censure is a “slap on the wrist”

She was then asked if Congress should consider formally censuring Trump as an option for accountability, but that suggestion only prompted another angry explosion by the House Speaker.

“Censure is a slap in the face of the Constitution that gives — lets everybody off the hook. It lets everybody off the hook,” Pelosi replied. “Oh, these cowardly Senators who couldn’t face up to what the President did and what was at stake for our country are now going to have a chance to give a slap on the wrist?”

“We censure people for using stationery for the wrong purpose. We don’t censure people for inciting insurrection that kills people in the Capitol,” she added. Watch below:

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  1. They should censure Pelosi! She’s made a mockery of her position for four or five years!! She’s disrespected her office by tearing up President Trump’s speech! She should be impeached!!!!

    1. I agree. She has thought she was to tell
      President Trump what to do, her and Killary
      Was to tell him what to do. Besides there is no justice going on in this country. Obama , Biden,
      Clintons, all of the FBI top leaders ALL SPIED ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, HAS ANYONE. NOTICED ANYONE OF THEM GOING TO JAIL OR COURT. NO they have just dropped the investigation
      . They charged a veteran Flynn for a crime that he did not commit. Roger Stone went to jail for untrue charges. If a citizen jaywalks they are punished. But commit treason and the investigation is forgotten??
      From day 1 the House has investigated President Trump and ended with another impeachment that was not legal since his presidency was over. The democrats made sure of that.

      1. Why are they so afraid of President Trump? From day one, He has scared the hell outta them. Why? What are they hiding? What scares Pelosi that much?

        1. I think we all know. Every one of them is trying to avoid the punishment they deserve for treason and other serious crimes. Trump is the only guy who has the cojones to see that they face the death penalty, and they’ve always known it. Don’t worry. It’s likely some of them have already met their fate. It just hasn’t become common knowledge.

    2. Censure Nancy Piglosi?? She should be kicked out of Congress period!! And those republicRAT (RINOS) who voted to impeach President Trump should be kicked out of Congress and Senate as well, especially the chief republicRAT (RINO) Mitch McConnell!!

    3. Absolutely, she should be impeached. She is out of touch and drunk with power. She is a disgrace!! Evil and vindictive.
      She would love to crucify Trump and McConnell is helping!
      He is horrible. A true Benedict Arnold!

    4. FedUp. You took the words right out of my mouth. The woman is a disgrace to her position to say the least. Definitely has shown NO professionalism as Speaker of the House or respect for the leader of our country. I just couldn’t believe her rudeness and obvious disrespect of our elected PRESIDENT. She is the one that should have been IMPEACHED. I have never seen anything like it.

  2. Nancy say goodbye before 2022 “Democrats” This whole Presidential thing, it is very obvious now, that Biden is in, way over his mental capabilities, moving forward with his total leftist agenda, serving our Country up on a platter, for his Chinese obligations made, once all this fully becomes apparent to all Americans change will finally occur. He has made election promises, non of which he can keep, and his executive mandates will only satisfy for a little while longer. Family baggage will become his downfall, this man can not say promises made, promises kept to the American people, maybe to China The Country is more divided then ever before and it’s getting worse, keep taking American jobs away will come back to be your downfold and your fake trials won’t help.

    1. what Nancy is so pissed about is the fact that everyone is finding out that security is her responsibility and she failed at her Job so she is blaming Trump

      1. Impeach Pelosi. Enough hate speech. It is not about her or them. It is about we the people and our constitution of our USA. Impeach them all. They work for us. They always play the blamegame. Dont take responsibility for themselves. Enough is enough

    2. Charles, I believe their day of reckoning is coming! They sooner the better but they have always seemed to escape and steal more money in the mean-time!

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  4. Nancy Pelosi is just plain nuts and one of the biggest hypocrites on the planet! She’s throwing a tantrum because she didn’t get her own way with this. She’s so gung ho on trying to hang Trump for something he had nothing to do with but has nothing to say about all the riots,burning and looting taking place in our cities last summer.Where was the outrage for all of that!?

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  5. I was hoping witnesses would be called because it would have been nice to have questions to Pelosi and Schumer a bit the barricades and police and National guard removed January 6? Remember they would be under oath to tell the truth! That is why the DemocRATS decided not to call witnesses!

  6. May God have mercy on us all. It’s sickening to see “leaders” acting like spoiled children when things don’t go their way. I say that we should vote them out of office. They are a disgrace.

  7. Ms. Pelosi is a course in Political and Personal Etiquette. It is hopefully over. Get back to handling the matters of government – helping lower income families and small businesses, not your destructive personal agenda of trying to destroy a now private citizen. Otherwise, retire and go home for the good of our democracy, or do you really care.


  9. Nancy Pelosi has a lot of hate in her heart. She is a disgrace, shame on her. She is so jealous of all the good that President Trump has done that its making her and the swamp crazy. They just want to nail our President Trump and they can’t ,but the true Americans, hope that at the end the swamp are the one that get nailed and go to jail. Shame on all of them. They are cheaters and liars.

  10. She is the one who initiated this and she knew it was hopeless and yet all she got out of this is the knowledge and maybe a censure for her part in inciting this disturbance and she having knowledge may have notified Democrats but she left the high and dry and there was an insufficient force present. She is responsible for the safety of the Capitol. Every time I see her and Chucky together it reminds me both were dealt a short deck of cards and their elevator can reach to the top.

  11. Not sure how she got in politics, but bet it was the same way that Harris did……Pislosi is a “0”, when it comes to smarts………She has never done anything smart since the year she was born (1940)……….Too bad her parents never taught her all the right things to do…………

  12. She rants on about the cowardly Republicans, Well, how about the cowardly Democrats that are so afraid of her they just show up, and never do anything to rein her in, or as this Republican would say shut her goddam mouth. I have had enough of her babbling that someone else probably wrote for her. You so called Republicans, lets have an audit of all the Government funds she has maneuvered into her pocket’s. If there was ever a do nothing party you sure have earned the title the past few years.

  13. MS Pelosi and her fellow DEMS have been hiding allot and did not want witness at the impeachment because they would have to answers questions that they did not want asked.

  14. You are a SICK piece of human waste! You demo-RATS needed to CHEAT and LIE again this SECOND TIME. You have the nerve/ignorance to speak of others of ill sick words yet not seeing who those words are directed towards which is really YOU. You know WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SICK OF YOU AND SEEING YOUR FACE AS WELL AS YOUR LIES.

  15. not allowing the NG to come in ahead of time, having the Capitol police stand down, Trump supports asking police to do something when the Antifa group started breaking things, and the Capitol police just standing and watching. It was all a set up to try and get our Dearly, Beloved, (still) President. It didn’t work Nancy, and speaking of slaps on the wrist, shouldn’t you have at least gotten one when you tore up the State of the UNION speech with the ugly little smirk on your face. Anyway, I believe NANCY Pelosi is gone, and that is a actor playing a part for the movie. Look at her old pictures, compared to now. Different people, just like KAMELTOE, and BIDAN.

  16. Nancy Pelosi is the queen of being disingenuous !!! She has proven, MANY times over, that her illogical statements are not in keeping with logical conclusions – they are given ONLY for the purpose of pursuing Leftist goals ! The only “cowardice” shown in this instance was by the seven “Republicans” who voted to “convict” former President Donald Trump ! They SHOULD have taken a stand against the CORRUPT attempt to impeach a man no longer possible to REMOVE FROM OFFICE, as he was already OUT OF OFFICE. The Democrats only wanted to prevent Donald Trump from running for office again ; because they FEAR that he would have additional success in curtailing their corruption, in the future ! He would have pursued THEIR criminal prosecutions ; which are (unlike his) so very HIGHLY DESERVED !!!

  17. The Democratic Party are Antifa are BLM are the Hippocrates that burned cities and provoked all the ills we feel today. Before our eyes they stole an election and just like Kamala said “ we’re never gonna stop “ They Won’t

  18. The governors for each state that sent national guardsmen should recall them back home. This has been a total waste of tax payer dollar’s.

  19. Nancy should of been removed from her position when she finally admitted she held back funds to Americans just because she hates trump. Well now everybody knows how worthless she is. Shes just there to put money in her pocket. She dont care one bit about the American people. She didnt have security because she knew something would happen and she can just blame trump. I heard his speech. Democrats are there to make millions for themselves. None of them care about the people.

  20. All these corrupt politicians need to be kicked out of the USA without the American dollars they dont deserve. Boot all the traitors out now

  21. the wicked witch of the west needs to be put out pasture she doe’s not like anyone except her self and sometimes I’m not even sure that she does that she’s way way way past being productive

  22. Go suck an egg you fake Catholic. Communist just like our Pope. God, please take both of them away, soon.

  23. We should sent Nancy “the cryptkeeper” Pelosi packing. She’s a disgrace to Humanity, Americans, Californians and all those who serve in a public office. Her immorality and corruption has done incalculable harm to our Republic and put us all in harms way by her traitorous behavior. Round all these corrupt politicians up, criminally prosecute them, then give them all a traitor’s justice!

  24. Am I the only one who is sick of seeing “ ugly Piglosi” on t.v. Spouting her venom? She “ thinks “ she is a “ media darling”, but she is just another political hack, wanting her few minutes of fame! She is SOOO unfit to be house speaker! When will the republicans get enough of her bullying and oust her out of OUR HOUSE? She is a danger to our country, a national security risk, a seditious pos that needs to be prosecuted for all her UnAmerican activity, and using her position for personal gain! Get her out for the good of our country!

  25. 2 Time Loser Plastic Pelosi having a melt down – answer why u & MCCONNELL said NO when Capital Police asked for back up before rally!
    Why – cause u wanted this violence not happen –
    Just an ole vindictive hateful ole lady

  26. I hope she remembers this day because she can be impeached also. That includes even if she is not in office. Nancy watch your back impeachment may well be on your doorstep.

  27. Remember all the rumblings about the 25th Amendment last fall?
    How it “wasn’t about president Trump”?
    Remember Joe’s unwitting slip “If [VP Kamala Harris] disagree on a major issue, I can just say I’m sick with something or other, and go home.]
    Did you see this week how VP Harris is now taking phone calls “for the president” from foreign leaders?
    In the near future, when Joe steps down, and Harris becomes president, Nancy Pelosi will be her VP. From what I’ve seen, the GOP does not have the sand to impeach Harris/Pelosi despite their crimes. Then how will we fare against Communist China’s Xi and the Ayatolla of Iran?

  28. Nancy Pelosi, at age 80, is in her second childhood. She throws tantrums, when she cannot get her way. The woman is nasty, vile, and vindictive. She violates her oath to defend and protect the U.S. Constitution except when it fits her agenda. She is a domestic enemy of the United States and should be charged with sedition.

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