Even the folks at usually pro-impeachment CNN found House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s behavior during the official impeachment signing ceremony Wednesday to be “jarring.”
Despite having spent months attempting to portray President Donald Trump’s impeachment as a “solemn” and “somber” process that’s drenched her heart in “sadness,” the House speaker and her peers seemed happier than pigs in mud at Wednesday’s ceremony.
She even handed out pens with her name emblazoned on them …
Nancy Pelosi has souvenir pens emblazoned with her signature that she’s using to sign the articles of impeachment pic.twitter.com/Xte3yH45vj
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) January 15, 2020
So many pens that Pelosi will sign to officially transmit the articles of impeachment and sign resolution appointing House managers. Why so many? They will be given away to members like House managers as a symbol of today. pic.twitter.com/URHGGGGp7K
— Lauren Fox (@FoxReports) January 15, 2020
Narcissism much?- wrote By Vivek Saxena, BIZPACREVIEW.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi signed the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday … with multiple pens.
What happened: Pelosi signed the articles of impeachment late Wednesday, using a swath of different pens to do it.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ripped Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the US Capitol Thursday; blasting her decision to hand-out souvenir pens after officially signing the Articles of Impeachment.
“House Democrats said over and over that they recognize the gravity of this action. Well nothing says seriousness and sobriety like handing out souvenirs as if this were a happy bill signing instead of the gravest process in our Constitution,” said McConnell.
Pelosi deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill said in a statement that impeachment is “tragic” but also “historic.”
“As the Speaker has said, it is tragic that the President’s attacks on our Constitution have brought our country to this point, but it is indisputably historic when the Constitution and its balance of power reasserts itself,” Hammill.
“Today, the Government Accountability Office confirmed that the President’s actions were illegal abuses of power, and Republicans are complaining about pens,” he added.
Hamill was referencing to the GAO report that found that the administration violated the law by withholding aid from Ukraine.
The lower chamber on Wednesday officially transferred the articles to the Senate for Trump’s trial after weeks of delay. Pelosi had withheld the articles from the Senate, saying she wanted details on the rules of the trial first.
The senators are scheduled to be sworn in for the trial by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday afternoon, after the House impeachment managers read the articles to the upper chamber.
Watch her words and actions contrast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3oqo5vB1Ys