House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday night, Dec. 18, shut down the cheering from her fellow Democrats as the House was making a historic vote on impeachment of President Donald Trump.
After announcing the article charging President Trump with abuse of power had been adopted, Pelosi glared at Democrats and warned them against cheering as some could be heard beginning to do so.
“Somber…” “Solemn…” “Sad…”
— Oversight Committee Republicans (@GOPoversight) December 19, 2019
“Today, as speaker of the House, I solemnly and sadly open the debate on the impeachment of the president of the United States,” Pelosi said when she opened the debate on impeachment articles earlier in the day.
The House voted to impeach President Trump for “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress” related to his dealings with Ukraine on a purely partisan basis. All Republicans voted against it and multiple Democrats broke ranks.
Pelosi demanded a “fair” Senate impeachment trial, saying that the next step for the House cannot occur until they know the process in the next chamber.
Nancy Pelosi won’t commit to sending the House Democrats’ sham articles of impeachment over to the Senate.
Basically confirming what we’ve known all along this impeachment is a WITCH HUNT & A SHAM! pic.twitter.com/2KGQBkIsSE
— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) December 19, 2019
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) December 19, 2019
Meanwhile, President Trump was holding a rally in downtown Battle Creek, Michigan, where thousands lined up hours in advance.
“By the way, it doesn’t really feel like we’re being impeached,” Trump said at the rally. “The country is doing better than ever before. We did nothing wrong.”
The president said Pelosi and House Democrats had “branded themselves with an eternal mark of shame,” and were on a “political suicide march.”
“I don’t know about you, but I’m having a great time,” President Trump said. “I’m not worried.”