Jeffries attempted to claim that there was no joy, but the souvenirs, smiles, and reactions tell a different story.
“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace challenged New York Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries directly over the souvenir impeachment pens handed out by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Jeffries, who was named one of Pelosi’s impeachment managers late last week, spoke with Wallace on Sunday morning and claimed that House Democrats took “no joy” in that ceremony despite the fact that they were all seen smiling and posing for photos.
Wallace began by showing several photos of the signing ceremony, for which Speaker Pelosi had ordered special pens inscribed with her signature. Following the official signing of the articles of impeachment, Pelosi handed them out to her impeachment managers — a move that was criticized by a CNN panel as “unusual” and “jarring.”
“All the participants look pretty happy,” Wallace remarked. “Doesn’t that blow a hole in your narrative that the Democrats aren’t enjoying the impeachment and the efforts to remove this president?”