During a press conference on Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House is launching a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. A move that’s already back to hunt her.
“Today, I’m announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. I’m directing our six committees to proceed with their investigations under that umbrella … The president must be held accountable,” Pelosi said.
Its been 21years since a U.S. president faced impeachment. Which in that case was Democratic President Bill Clinton. Pelosi had a very different view point of view on impeachment then:
“Today, the Republican majority is not judging the President with fairness, but impeaching him with a vengeance,” Pelosi said in 1998.
“In the investigation of the president, fundamental principles, which Americans hold deer – privacy, fairness, checks and balances – have been seriously violated,” she continued.
“And why? Because we are here… We are here today because the Republicans in the House are paralyzed with hatred of President Clinton. And until the Republicans free themselves of this hatred, our country will suffer.”
“I rise to oppose these unfair motions which call for the removal of the United States from office. And in doing so, i wish to point out some differences between the investigation of the president, and the investigation of Newt Gingrich,” she continued.
Democrats have clearly been “paralyzed with hatred” for Trump the moment he took office. But speaking of a president from the opposition party, Pelosi doesn’t see that, all she suddenly care about is accountability for crimes committed. Well Trump as Hell didn’t commit any.