House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not happy that the Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump.
Immediately following Trump’s second Senate impeachment acquittal, Pelosi made a surprise visit to the House impeachment managers and revealed her rage at the decision to the media.
Initially, Pelosi walked to the podium and began gesticulating wildly as she damned the Senate for acquitting President Trump.
“What is so important that the political survival of any of us, that is more important, than our Constitution that we take an oath to defend?” asked Pelosi. “What we saw in that Senate today was a cowardly group of Republicans who claim they have no options because they were afraid to defend their job.”
As Pelosi began to leave the podium, a reporter apparently asked Pelosi about whether she would move to censure President Trump in the House of Representatives.
In response, Pelosi began talking loudly and emotionally before returning to the podium, hands and arms flailing wildly to express her disapproval.
“They let everybody off the hook, all these cowardly Senators,” she said, slamming the podium. “Who couldn’t face up to what the President did, and what was at stake for our country, are now going to have a chance to give a little slap on the wrist? We censure people for using stationary for the wrong purpose, we don’t censure people for inciting insurrection.”
Nancy Pelosi is far too emotional to hold public office. First she was ripping up speeches she didn’t like, now she is storming about the Capitol babbling like a loon and hitting the podium when she doesn’t get her way. I thought the “adults” were in charge. pic.twitter.com/EN9srSKkMM
— Jon Miller (@MillerStream) February 14, 2021
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced the senators who made Donald Trump's acquittal possible as a ‘cowardly group of Republicans’ and blamed McConnell for not allowing the House to deliver the impeachment charge to the Senate while Trump was still in the White House pic.twitter.com/cVu6gtT8uL
— Reuters (@Reuters) February 14, 2021
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is making a major prediction ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
“Going forward, we can transform the Republican Party into more of a MAGA movement … just immerse the (Make America Great Again) movement with the Republican Party, and we’re going to have massive victories in the future,” Bannon said.
During his talk to the West Roxbury Ward 20 Republican Committee on Saturday, Bannon even floated the idea of Trump becoming a member of the Congress, becoming Speaker of the House in 2022, and then impeaching President Joe Biden.
“Trump is a disruptor, but he has a long-term vision because I absolutely believe in the marrow of my bones that he will be our nominee in 2024,” Bannon later added. “He’ll come back to us. We’ll have a sweeping victory in 2022, and he’ll lead us in 2024.”
“We totally get rid of Nancy Pelosi, and the first act of President Trump as speaker will be to impeach Joe Biden for his illegitimate activities of stealing the presidency,” Bannon said.
Bannon told the crowd that they “need to confront this radical Biden administration every day.”
Politics should no longer be thought of as Republicans versus Democrats, he stressed during his talk.
“It’s between populists, nationalists, traditionalists versus these kinds of globalists, elites, secular radicals,” Bannon said, adding, “This is what I think the future of this movement is… We’re going to have a big aspect of disaffected Democrats that start to come over.”
Lou Murray, the chair of the West Roxbury Ward 20 Republican Committee, also said that “more traditionally-minded Democrats” will leave the party because of the “radicalism” of Biden’s administration.
“I 100% agree with that,” Murray said, later adding, “The Trump brand isn’t over. The MAGA, America First message of Donald Trump is extremely popular, and that message will keep being extremely popular.”