During an interview with CNN on Tuesday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked to comment on President Donald Trump’s constant attacks and insults. She responded: “I am done with him.”
“I don’t even want to talk about him,” Pelosi told CNN’s Manu Raju at the Fiscal Summit from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation before adding: “my stock goes up every time he attacks me, so what can I say, but let’s not spend too much time on that because that’s his victory, the diverter-in-chief, the diverter-of-attention-in-chief.”
Trump lashed out at Pelosi after she reportedly told Democratic leaders in private that she wants to see Trump “in prison.”
Last Thursday, in an interview with Fox News, Trump called the Speaker Of The House a “nasty, vindictive, horrible person.” The interview took place on the 75th anniversary of D-Day while Trump was at the Normandy American Cemetery in France.
Pelosi contrasted her behavior in Normandy with the President’s saying that when she was interviewed she deliberately did not attack the President.
“The first rule of our (congressional delegation) is we never criticize a president of the United States when we are overseas. We have plenty of time to do that when we’re back home,” she said.
Pelosi has consistently downplayed the possibility of impeachment and has outlined a high bar for the criteria she would want to see met before moving forward, including that she would want to see bipartisan support. And so far, only one Republican lawmaker in Congress has indicated they would support an impeachment inquiry: Justin Amash of Michigan.
When pressed on whether she believes the President has committed crimes in office, Pelosi said special counsel Robert Mueller’s report demonstrates evidence of obstruction of justice.
“I think the Mueller report very clearly spells out at least 10 or 11 instances of obstruction of justice, but I’m not here to have that discussion,” she said at the event. “That’s for the committees.”
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