WATCH: Pelosi Shoots “Solemn” Dems a Nasty Look After They Cheered Trump’s Impeachment
“Solemn” and “sad” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shot her colleagues a nasty look yesterday after they cheered the passage of the first article of impeachment against President Trump.
As the Speaker announced that the House had the votes to adopt the first article of impeachment and banged her gavel, elated Democrats began to cheer and applaud.
At that moment, Pelosi shot the lawmakers a steely look and shook her hand in disapproval as the cheering quickly subsided.
The House speaker earlier in the day had ordered her colleagues not to gloat — and wore a funereal black dress to what she repeatedly called the “solemn” proceedings.
Pelosi and other Democratic leaders told their members not to cheer or applaud when the impeachment vote totals were announced, Axios reported, and many members described the day as sad and solemn.
“Don’t cheer, keep it solemn,” a Democrat from a district that Trump won said was the message from House leadership.
Democrats even prayed together before the proceeding.
“Sad” lawmakers were also taking selfies during the impeachment vote as noted by The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra.
House Democrats did a masterful job yesterday of pretending they weren’t ecstatic about their plan to upend the will of 63 million American voters and attempt to destroy the President’s legacy.
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) said, he had a “heavy heart” and “It is a sad day. It’s not a day of joy.”
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) said, “I never ran for Congress wanting or expecting to impeach anybody, let alone the president of the United States. However, given the facts, here we are.”
In a floor speech just before the impeachment vote, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said that “Democrats did not choose this impeachment.”
“We did not wish for it. We voted against it once, we voted against it twice, we voted against it three times as recently as July. We did not want this. However President Trump’s misconduct has forced our constitutional republic to protect itself.”
Nancy Pelosi forced to silence impeachment cheers from self-proclaimed “solemn” and “prayerful” Democrats pic.twitter.com/8khCTikx6C
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 19, 2019