Following a meltdown over a reporter’s question as to whether or not she hates President Trump, a video has emerged of Nancy Pelosi making the very same accusation against Republicans during the impeachment of Bill Clinton.
A clip of Pelosi’s outburst went viral yesterday after a reporter used ‘hate’ to relay a question about Rep. Doug Collins claiming Democrats were trying to “impeach a duly-elected president simply because they don’t like him.”
The House Speaker referenced her Catholic faith in a wild defense of her actions, telling the reporter, “I resent your using the word ‘hate’ in a sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone. I pray for the president all the time. So don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that.”
Pelosi’s hypocrisy has been revealed in a resurfaced video from Clinton’s impeachment.
December 18, 1998 – @SpeakerPelosi on debate of Clinton impeachment: “We are here today because the Republicans in the House are paralyzed with hatred of President Clinton.” pic.twitter.com/f3IQuIST2P
— Rusty Weiss ?? (@rustyweiss74) September 25, 2019
Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Nancy
Pelosi was singing a drastically different tune as she engaged in House debate of articles of impeachment for former President Clinton.
“Today the Republican majority is not judging the president with fairness, but impeaching him with a vengeance,” she argued in a clip from December 18th, 1998.
“We are here today because the Republicans in the House are paralyzed with hatred of President Clinton, and until the Republicans free themselves of that hatred our country will suffer.”
The hypocrisy is rich.
Of course, while Democrats are tangibly harnessing anger and hatred in their quest to get rid of Donald Trump, Republicans were actually using legal arguments after Clinton provably committed perjury and obstruction of justice.
?NADLER IN 1998?
AT AN ANTI-IMPEACHMENT RALLY:
“An impeachment of a President is an undoing of a National Election” pic.twitter.com/zMOuxVaqqi
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 25, 2019
Pelosi isn’t the only Democrat who has been caught in complete reversal mode since 1998.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler has been a driving force behind the Democrat push to impeach President Trump, but in 1998 claimed the process is essentially an “undoing of a national election” designed to tell American voters that their choice for President “must be set aside.”
“The effect of impeachment is to overturn the popular will of the voters,” Nadler said at the time. “We must not overturn an election and remove a President from office.”
Democrats applauded accused rapist Bill Clinton after he was impeached on Dec 19, 1998. pic.twitter.com/VnahEiFh9u
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 15, 2017
While Nadler, Pelosi, and the Democrats now claim impeachment is a serious matter, addressed with humility and defined as a somber event, they didn’t think that way in 1998.
Democrats cheered Clinton on the very same day he was impeached.
“When he [Clinton] finished he walked slowly up the Democratic side of the aisle, Democrats applauding him and hugging him as he moved along,” the New York Times reported then. “The Republicans remained fixed in their seats.”
Where was the humility?
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