Pelosi crashes Dem presser to blast McConnell for sxpeech justifying vote to acquit Trump.
Nancy Pelosi was not supposed to speak at the press conference held by the House impeachment managers after former President Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate. But the speech delivered by Mitch McConnell — which condemned Trump but argued against impeaching a former president — prompted her to make a furious statement blasting the Senate Minority Leader.
“What we saw in that Senate today was a cowardly group of Republicans who apparently have no options, because they were afraid to defend their job, respect the institution in which they serve,” Pelosi said.
She pointed out that the pro-Trump insurrectionists who ransacked the Capitol were calling for the execution of Mike Pence, then the president of the Senate.