Pelosi on Impeachment: Not unifying to forget

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi dismissed critics who say that moving forward with the impeachment trial of Former President Donald Trump will undercut the Biden administration's message of unity. (Jan. 21)

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NANCY PELOSI: I don't think it's very unifying to say, oh, let's just forget it and move on. That's not how you unify. Joe Biden said it beautifully. If you're going to unite, you must remember. And we must-- we must-- bring this in. And look, that's our responsibility, to uphold the integrity of the Congress of the United States. That's our responsibility, to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. And that is what we will do.

And just because he's now gone, thank god, that we-- you don't say to a president, do whatever you want in the last months of your administration. You're going to get a get-out-of-jail card free because people think we should make nice-nice and forget that people died here on January 6th, that the attempt to undermine our election, to undermine our democracy, to dishonor our Constitution-- no. I don't see that at all. I think that would be harmful to unity.