House Speaker Nancy Pelosi passed out commemorative souvenir pens after she signed a pair of impeachment articles, formalizing President Trump’s impeachment. Then after finishing her signature, her team took selfies, and smiled, and laughed, and hugged and complimented each other—they celebrated.
All this because they impeached President Trump.
Remember, the “sad and solemn” process they did not want to go through but claimed they had to go through to save the country?
Her “sad and solemn” mood was on full display when she fist-bumped HBO host Bill Maher on Saturday night—who thanked her for impeaching Trump.
“Smiling and giving off a laugh, the leading Democrat fist-bumped Maher to overwhelming audience applause,” the Daily Wire reports.
“Thank you so much for waiting for us to get back on the air before starting the impeachment,” Maher told Pelosi on his show, “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
Watch the exchange below:
“Sad and somber.” pic.twitter.com/V1AbxPiivY
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) January 18, 2020
Nancy Pelosi: We take no joy in impeaching Trump. It’s a somber and sad event.
Also Nancy Pelosi: pic.twitter.com/mkedgA9izl
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) January 19, 2020
The moment drew some criticisms online, including a remark from the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr.
“Not that anyone ever believed her ‘somber moment’ BS but this really drives the point home,” he said in a tweet. “While Trump gets USMCA done, China trade done, takes out terrorists, etc, the Dems have to stop him because his continued success is a threat to their failed leftist bulls***!” Trump added.
“Sad and solemn,” that is how Pelosi described impeachment, on more than one occasion, to members of her own party and others.
From the Daily Wire:
Notably, when Democrats started to openly cheer the House votes in favor of the two impeachment articles last month, the California representative gave a scowl and motioned to cut off the cheering and celebratory selfie-taking.
The celebrations came despite leading Democrats reportedly instructing their colleagues to avoid “cheering” following the impeachment vote, and to keep it “solemn.”
“House Democratic leaders told caucus members not to cheer or applaud when today’s impeachment vote totals are announced, and Democratic members described the day as sad and solemn,” an Axios report said.
And, even during the signing ceremony, where Pelosi formalized the impeachment of President Trump for “abuse of power” and “obstructing Congress,” Pelosi described impeachment as “so sad [and] so tragic.”
“So sad, so tragic for our country that the actions taken by the president undermined our national security, to violate his oath of office, and to jeopardize the security of our elections, the integrity of our elections, has taken us to this place,” she said. “So, today we will make history when the managers walk down the hallway, we will cross a threshold in history, delivering articles of impeachment against the President of the United States for abuse of power and obstruction of the House.”
Ca @SpeakerPelosi just stop with the somber nonsense, literally no one is buying this, at all.
— Roger C (@floplag) January 19, 2020