This morning, Nancy Pelosi announced that the House would draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. She told the amassed reporters that the President’s actions have seriously violated the constitution.
Following the announcement, reporters were able to ask the Speaker of the House questions. One reporter, from Sinclair Broadcasting, was reprimanded by Pelosi after asking her if she hated the President.
The reporter, James Rosen, asked, “Do you hate the president, Madame Speaker?” An irritated Pelosi answered, “I don’t hate anybody, not anybody in the world. Do not accuse me.”
Rosen countered, “I did not accuse you, I asked a question. I think it’s an important point.”
This caused Pelosi to respond:
“That has nothing to do with it. I think the president is a coward when it comes to helping our kids who are afraid of gun violence. I think he is cruel when he doesn’t deal with helping our dreamers of which we’re very proud. I think he is in denial about the climate crisis. This is about the Constitution of the United States and the facts that lead to the president’s violation of his oath of office and as a Catholic I resent your using the word hate in the sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone. I was raised in a way that is a heart full of love and always pray for the president. And I still pray for the president. I pray for the president all the time. So don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that.”
Watch a video of the incident below, courtesy of C-SPAN:
DON’T MESS WITH MAMA!
“I don't hate anybody…As a Catholic, I resent your using the word hate in a sentence that addresses me. I don't hate anyone…So, don't mess with me when it comes to words like that." @SpeakerPelosi
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) December 5, 2019