Pelosi denounces Trump as ‘clear and present dangerin impeachment push: ‘He must go

Pelosi denounces Trump as 'clear and present danger' in impeachment push: 'He must go'

众议院议长 南希·佩洛西 called on members of Congress to impeach 特朗普总统 在星期三, accusing him of being a danger to the republic who needed to be removed.

Pelosi made a final push before a vote on an article of impeachment for incitement of insurrection later in the afternoon.

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He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love,” Pelosi said.

The speaker accused the president of sowingself-serving doubtabout the results of November’s election and trying toinfluence state officials to repeal realityby decertifying Biden victories.

And then came that day of fire we all experienced,” Pelosi said, referring to the Capitol riot.

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The president must be impeached, and I believe the president must be convicted by the Senate,” the speaker continued, claiming that Trump isso resolutely determined to tear down the things that we hold dear and that hold us together.

众议院议长南希·佩洛西, D-Calif。, returns to her leadership office after opening debate on the impeachment of President Trump, 在华盛顿的国会大厦, 星期三, 一月. 13, 2021.

众议院议长南希·佩洛西, D-Calif。, returns to her leadership office after opening debate on the impeachment of President Trump, 在华盛顿的国会大厦, 星期三, 一月. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pelosi said that theinsurrectionistswho stormed the Capitol – including her own office –were not patriots” 和 “were not part of a political base to be catered to and nourished.Rather, 她说, those protesterswere domestic terroristsand argued thatjustice must prevail.

The speaker then asked Democrats and Republicans alike to ask themselves a series of questions.

Is the president’s war on democracy in keeping with the Constitution?” she asked. “Were his words and insurrectionary mob a high crime and misdemeanor? Do we not have the duty to our oath to do all we constitutionally can to protect our nation and our democracy from the appetites and ambitions of a man who has self-evidently demonstrated that he is a vital threat to liberty, to self-government, and to the rule of law?”

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Pelosi closed with a quote from a speech President John F. Kennedy was set to deliver in Dallas but never did because he was assassinated.

We in this country in this generation are by destiny rather than choice the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, 因此, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility,” Pelosi quoted.

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