House Speaker Pelosi 'Trump Was Not Acquitted,' And Defends Ripping Up Trump's State of Union Speech
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was interviewed by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. When Amanpour began to ask her about Trump she couldn’t hold herself together. Before Amanpour could even finish her question, Pelosi awkwardly interrupted not allowing her to get a word in.
Amanpour asked Pelosi, “What about, though, the fact that the president seems liberated, and this is about democratic politics so I’m not asking you to criticize here, but he was acquitted, his poll ratings are high…”
Pelosi interrupted, with her same spill about Trump not being acquitted because they did not have witnesses or a trial.
“He was not… There was no… You can’t have an acquittal unless you have a trial, and you can’t have a trial unless you have witnesses and documents. So he can say he’s acquitted, and the headlines can say ‘acquitted, but he’s impeached forever, branded with that, and not vindicated,” said Pelosi. “And even the senators were saying, ‘Yes, it wasn’t right,’ but they didn’t have the courage to act upon that.”
Pelosit told Amanpour she had no intention of ripping up President Trump’s State of the Union speech, adding that she’s a “speed reader” and was a one third into the speech and thought it was “terrible.” Pelosi said every page of the speech had something “objectionable” so she wanted to “get attention” to the fact that what he was saying “was not true.”
“One of my disappointments is the fact that with all that we have done legislatively, whether its equal pay for equal work, raising the minimum wage, gun violence protection, issues that relate to our children, the list goes on. I thought, well, let’s get attention on the fact that what he said here today was not true,” said Pelosi.
Videos show the House Speaker was preparing in advance to rip the speech up as Trump was still speaking. There were also tears on the pagaes before she actually ripped Trump’s State of the Union address.
Video confirms Nancy Pelosi ripping up the #SOTU speech was PREMEDITATED:— Trump War Room - Text WOKE to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) February 5, 2020
9:49 PM: Pelosi makes small tears to the paper after POTUS mentions "new cures for childhood cancer" and eradicating AIDS.
10:24 PM: Pelosi holds up the already torn paper and finishes ripping it in half. pic.twitter.com/IR2y9CeYVo