House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday smacked down a question from a reporter who asked her whether impeaching and convicting former President Donald Trump would undermine President Joe Biden's calls for unity.
During a press conference, a reporter asked Pelosi if she was worried about angering Republicans with whom Biden wants to work by pushing for Trump to be convicted in the Senate in the coming weeks.
"No, I'm not worried about that," she said. "The fact is the president of the United States committed an act of incitement of insurrection. I don't think it is very unifying to say 'Oh, let's just forget it and move on.' That is not how you unify."
Pelosi explained that she and other members of Congress swore an oath to uphold the United States Constitution and that they would be forsaking that oath if let Trump's incitement of a deadly riot slide.
"You don't say to a president, 'Do whatever you want in the last months of your administration, you're going to get a get-out-of-jail-free-card because people think we should make nice and forget that people died here on January 6th, that the attempt to undermine our election, to undermine our democracy, to dishonor our constitution,'" she said. "No. I don't see that at all. I think that would be harmful to unity."
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