From Speaker Pelosi’s press conference on 12-19-19 –
Speaker Pelosi. And I’ll have time for a few questions.
Q: Do you run the risk, as the Republicans have said, of looking like you’re playing games with impeachment, if you hold onto these articles for too long?
Speaker Pelosi. I said what I was going to say, Nancy. We are – when we bring the bill which is, just so you know, there is a bill made in order by the Rules Committee that we can call up at any time, in order to send it over to the Senate and to have the provisions in there to pay for the impeachment. And then, the next step, whatever you want to call it, the trial. That is where you put the managers. I was not prepared to put the managers in that bill yet because we don’t know the arena that we are in. Frankly, I don’t care what the Republicans say.
Any other questions? Not on this subject. I’ve said this is it.
Q: Last night, you suggested you’d proceed with a fair process in the Senate –
Speaker Pelosi. Well, we would like to see a fair process, but we’ll see what they have, and we’ll be ready for whatever it is.
Q: Is that a requirement for you to see a fair process before sending over the articles?
Speaker Pelosi. We would hope there would be a fair process, just as we would hope they would honor the Constitution.
By the way, I saw some of it – I didn’t see it, but I heard some of what Mitch McConnell said today, and it reminded me that our Founders, when they wrote the Constitution, they suspected that there could be a rogue President. I don’t think they suspected that we could have a rogue President and a rogue Leader in the Senate at the same time.
Q: To that end, you have talked and criticized Senator McConnell today –
Speaker Pelosi. Any other questions? Anybody want to talk about Mexico Free Trade Agreement? Anybody care about that? Jobs for the American people, progress and addressing globalism and the issues? Anybody want to talk about the SALT tax that we’re passing today, important issues that we relate to the economic vitality of our communities? Any other questions? Because I’m not going to answer any more questions on this.
Clearly, do you understand, when we see what their process is, we will know who and how many we want to send over. Not until then. I’m not going to go there anymore.