A few hours after Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s announcement Thursday, Dec. 5, in the House Judiciary Committee where she reported that there were enough merits to proceed with the impeachment of President Donald Trump, the speaker of the House made news again when she lashed out at a journalist for asking about impeachment proceedings.
The incident occurred at a CNN television event when journalist Jake Tapper asked her, “Would you be willing to testify if it meant that people you want to hear from such as Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, or John Bolton, the former national security adviser, would also have to testify? If there’s some sort of deal cut, would you be willing to do so?” according to the Daily Caller.
“Can we not have any more questions about impeachment?” Pelosi replied, clearly upset after saying that those people should testify—referring to Mulnavey and Bolton—because they have been asked to do so. She added that perhaps she could tell viewers “about Spain.“
But it’s not the first time Pelosi has been angry with a journalist, in fact these days she seems more nervous than usual.
Earlier that same day she got angry at reporter James Rosen during the press conference when he asked her if she hated President Trump.
Pelosi walked toward Rosen with her finger pointing toward him. ” I don’t hate anybody. I was raised in a Catholic house and we don’t hate anybody, not anybody in the world. So don’t you accuse me,” she said angrily.
“Don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that,” she added later.
Pelosi said on Thursday at a press conference that President Trump abused his power for his own personal political gain at the expense of national security by withholding military aid in exchange for an investigation into his political rival.
That is the Democrats’ accusation to justify impeachment and possible removal.
Most importantly, however, as law professor Jonathan Turley stated Wednesday, the Democrats have not proved that the president’s intention was corrupt, rather than a sincere effort to get to the bottom of the scandals—of former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democrats in relation to Ukraine—that he believes had been covered up.
In no way have the Democrats been able to prove that the president abused his powers. Perhaps this fact together with the lack of support within her own party and her own voters, is what makes Pelosi so nervous.