President Trump launched into a diatribe over his impeachment following a video call with U.S. service members on Tuesday, claiming Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) “hates the Republican Party.”
“She hates the Republican Party. She hates all of the people that voted for me and the Republican Party and she’s desperate,” Trump told reporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla.
“She got thrown out as Speaker once before,” he continued. “I think it’s going to happen again. She’s doing a tremendous disservice to the country, and she’s not doing a great job. And some people think she doesn’t know what she’s doing.”
Trump was responding to Pelosi’s decision to delay sending the House-passed articles of impeachment to the Senate until she sees what the rules will look like for the impeachment trial in the upper chamber.
“We’re in a very good position. Ultimately that decision is going to be made by [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell,” Trump said. “He has the right to do whatever he wants. He’s the head of the Senate.”
“People remember they treated us very unfairly,” Trump claimed of House Democrats. “Now they come to the Senate and they want everything.”
Trump also claimed without offering evidence that Democrats selectively leaked material from the private hearings.
“We have a perfect case. They have no case,” Trump insisted Tuesday.
“Now we have the majority and it’s up to Mitch McConnell,” the president continued. “They want Mitch McConnell to do wonderful things for them. He’s going to do what he wants to do, very smart guy, very good guy, and a very fair guy. But they treated us very unfairly and they want fairness in the Senate.”
Pres. Trump on House Speaker Pelosi:
"She hates all of the people that voted for me and the Republican Party….She’s doing a tremendous disservice to the country.”
— Chloe Salsameda (@ChloeSalsameda) December 24, 2019