Pelosi: ‘I Pray for the President All the Time’

On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she does not have any hatred in her heart for anyone, and that she prays for the president “all the time.”

“I don’t hate anybody,” she said, “I still pray for the president all the time. So don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that!”

I have a hard time believe Nancy prays for anyone, let alone the president. That woman doesn’t have a religious bone in her body.

Earlier on Thursday, Pelosi held a press conference to announce that the House is moving forward with the impeachment inquiry. “The president’s actions have seriously violated the Constitution,” she said, “Our democracy is at stake. The president leaves us no choice but to act.”

“The facts are uncontested. The president abused his power for his own political benefit at the expense of our national security, by withholding military aid and a crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement for an investigation into his political rival,” she continued.

Pelosi added, “Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders and a heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment.”

The Hill reports: 

Delivered on the august Speaker’s balcony in the Capitol, Pelosi’s announcement was not entirely unexpected, as Democrats have been charging ahead for weeks with their investigation into Trump’s handling of foreign policy in Kyiv. But it marks a dramatic development nonetheless — one that increases the likelihood the House could vote on formal impeachment articles against Trump before Christmas.

On Wednesday, the Judiciary Committee had staged its first hearing to examine whether the evidence dug up by the weeks-long investigation of the Intelligence Committee merits impeachment. And many Democrats were expecting Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to conduct more hearings on the topic. Pelosi on Thursday said there was no need.

“Today, I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment,” she said. “The facts are uncontested. The president abused his power for his own political benefit at the expense of our national security, by withholding military aid and a crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement for an investigation into his political rival.”

Pelosi added, “Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders and a heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment.”