House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), after she announced the House would move forward in drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, sparred with a Sinclair reporter following a press conference.
James Rosen, the journalist, asked her: “Do you hate the president, Madam Speaker?”
In a rare move, Pelosi stopped and returned to the stand and condemned the question.
Wow. Pelosi takes umbrage at a reporter asking her, “do you hate the president?” as she walks away from the podium.
“I dont hate anybody,” she says. “This is about the Constitution … as a Catholic, I resent you using the word hate in a sentence that addresses me.” pic.twitter.com/sh5DpoccRS
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 5, 2019
“Dont mess with me when it comes to words like that,” Pelosi said, adding, “I resent you using hate in a sentence that references me.”
Rosen pressed on and said his question echoed claims by Trump and Republicans that the Democrats are moving to impeach Trump “because they dont like the guy.”
“It has nothing to do with that,” a visibly upset Pelosi said. “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 doesnt deal with helping our Dreamers, of which we are proud.”
She said impeachment “is about the Constitution of the United States.”
“I dont hate anyone,” Pelosi added. “We dont hate anyone.”
President Trump offered a response, saying that “Pelosi just had a nervous fit. She hates that we will soon have 182 great new judges and sooo much more. Stock Market and employment records.”
“She says she prays for the President, Trump wrote. “I dont believe her, not even close. Help the homeless in your district Nancy. USMCA?” He was referring to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade to replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.
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