Former first lady Michelle Obama sums up the impeachment proceedings in one word: surreal.
She described the ongoing investigation swirling around President Trump and his his Ukraine dealings as "surreal" and then went on to talk about tough times in history and how we got through it as a country.
“It’s surreal. I don’t think people know what to make of it. For the last impeachment hearing [in 1998], a lot of young people weren't around for that. I don't think people know what to make of it. But do I think we can come back from it? Oh yeah,” Obama said during an interview on NBC’s Today Show on Monday.
It appears she is attempting to be unifying. However, I'm not sure I buy the act.
“We’ve seen tough times in this country,” she continued, “You know we’ve gone through depressions and wars and bombings and terrorist attacks, and we’ve gone through Jim Crow, and we’ve always come out stronger. And that’s what we have to continue to believe because what’s our choice? To ball up in a corner and call it a day?"
Obama added, "Well that’s not fair to this next generation that’s coming before us that are counting on us to get this right.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 9, 2019
The snippet of Obama’s Today Show interview was published prior to the House Judiciary Committee’s final public impeachment hearing, which lawmakers have heard from Republican and Democrat counsel on the House Intelligence Committee.
There has not been an established date to vote on impeachment yet. However, House Judiciary panel chairman Jerry Nalder believes the vote could be this week.
“It is possible. I don’t know,” Nadler said when asked about a date, “My goal is to do this as expeditiously and fairly as possible, depending on how long it takes.”