Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi named her seven impeachment house managers on Wednesday, January 15 in a signing ceremony. She also handed out special “impeachment” pens to commemorate the occasion.
The White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham tweeted,“Nancy Pelosi’s souvenir pens served up on silver platters to sign the sham articles of impeachment… She was so somber as she gave them away to people like prizes.”
In a sad attempt at statesmanship, Pelosi tried to wax poetic about how the times have charged the House Democrats with the duty of impeaching the President of the United States. I am afraid that history will not find her very statesmanlike.
Talking about time, one cannot help but think about how unimportant time has been the last few weeks as she held the articles of impeachment. Pelosi and the House Democrats seem to be satisfied that President Trump will be “impeached forever.”
Pelosi did try to justify the delay by blaming the Senate for not letting her know how the trial would be conducted, although Senate Leader Mitch McConnell let the world know that the trial would follow the precedent of the Clinton impeachment trial. She also said that”Time has been our friend” as she brought up more things she would like the Senate to incorporate into the trial.
Pelosi still insists that the hold on aid to Ukraine was illegal and wants new evidence admitted to substantiate that. She also wants to bring in new information from John Bolton.
Voters Not Vadimir Plootin
In one particularly cringey moment, Pelosi said that “Voters should decide who the president is, not Vadimir Plootin.” She seemed to have trouble enunciating during the announcement.
As far as letting Putin choose our president, apparently, the 63 million people that voted for President Trump the first time had nothing to do with putting Donald Trump in the White House, it was all Putin! Such is the alternate universe Pelosi lives in.
The House Managers
The House managers are all litigators: Adam Schiff (CA), Jerry Nadler (NY), Zoe Lofgren (CA), Jakeem Jeffries (NY), Val Demings (FL), Jason Crow (CO), Silvia Garcia (TX). Pelosi said they were chosen for their courtroom experience and “The emphasis is on comfort in the courtroom.”