Speaker Nancy Pelosi seems to be panicking as she watches her impeachment gamble go up in smoke. The controversial Speaker is now making up her own rules.
Pelosi is now claiming that President Trump can never be acquitted without witnesses and that his lawyers should be disbarred.
According to Fox News:
In scathing comments Thursday as her party appeared on the verge of defeat in the Senate impeachment trial, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued that President Trump “cannot be acquitted” if the trial lacks the witness testimony and documentation that Democrats have been seeking.
The San Francisco Democrat also fired on Trump’s impeachment defense team, saying they’ve “disgraced themselves” during this week’s trial and suggesting they deserve disbarment over their trial remarks.
The comments came hours before Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said he would not back efforts by Democrats to have witnesses testify at the Senate trial – all but sealing an acquittal for Trump.
“He will not be acquitted,” Pelosi insisted during her weekly news conference, according to Politico. “You cannot be acquitted if you don’t have a trial. You don’t have a trial if you don’t have witnesses and documentation and all of that. Does the president know right from wrong? I don’t think so.”
“He will not be acquitted,” Pelosi declared today. “You cannot be acquitted if you don’t have a trial. You don’t have a trial if you don’t have witnesses and documentation and all of that.”
— POLITICO (@politico) January 30, 2020
Pelosi also accused President Trump’s defenders as trying to dismantle the Constitution which comes with no factual backing.
Some commentators have noted that the hyperbole used by the Democrats where they claim President Trump’s every action is the worst ever, has backfired. When everything is bad nothing is actually bad.