House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow democrats have maintained that this impeachment inquiry has been a “difficult” process, filled with much “prayerful” action.
“An impeachment is not a pleasant experience,” Pelosi said. “It can be divisive. We don’t take any glee in this at all.”
Noting the hypocrisy in Pelosi’s statement, House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy shared a video showing how quick the House Speaker changed her tune.
“It’s pretty exciting to have the role,” Pelosi says in the video. “To be here at this time.”
The video concludes by saying that this has been the plan for democrats the entire time.
Fox News shared footage of Nancy from the Clinton impeachment trial where she accused republicans at the time of the same behavior democrats are engaging in today:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., lost her temper Thursday at a reporter who asked her if she hated President Trump — but past footage from the 1990s shows the congresswoman accusing Republicans of the same thing.
When then-President Bill Clinton was being impeached in 1998, she accused Republicans of impeaching with “vengeance” and being “paralyzed with hatred” of the Democratic president.
“Today the Republican majority is not judging the president with fairness, but impeaching him with a vengeance,” then-House Minority Leader Pelosi declared in December 1998.
She continued, “In the investigation of the president, fundamental principles which Americans hold dear – fairness, privacy, checks and balances – have been seriously violated, and why? Because we are here today because the Republicans in the House are paralyzed with hatred of President Clinton. … Until the Republicans free themselves of that hatred, our country will suffer.”