In the wake of yet another unsuccessful impeachment conviction attempt, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has finally admitted defeat and ended any speculation that she will pursue further retaliatory action against Donald Trump.
After the Senate voted to acquit Donald Trump of the impeachment charges, some Republicans floated the idea of censuring Trump in order to impose some form of sanction against the former President.
Pelosi immediately dismissed the notion, telling reporters that it “lets everybody off the hook.”
“Censure is a slap in the face of the Constitution. It lets everybody off the hook, it lets everybody off the hook,” Pelosi exclaimed.
“Oh, these cowardly senators 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?” she railed, slapping her own wrist.
“We censure people for using stationery for the wrong purpose,” said Pelosi, “We don’t censure people for inciting insurrection that kills people in the Capitol.”
Democrats are currently in meltdown mode over the failed impeachment, and Pelosi chose to blame Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell for the failure of the Senate to convict Trump. McConnell announced in early January that the upper chamber could not receive the article of impeachment until the day after Trump left office, setting the entire proceeding up for a constitutionality debate.
“We’re told it could not be received because Mitch McConnell had shut down the Senate,” Pelosi sniped. “For him to get up there and make this indictment against the president, and say, ‘I can’t vote for it because it’s after the fact’ — [it was ] the fact that he established … that it could not be delivered before the inauguration…”