WATCH: Republicans Erupt in Laughter, Boos After Top Dem Says They “Did Not Wish” for Impeachment
House Majority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) was laughed at by Republicans after he hilariously claimed that Democrats “did not wish” to impeach the president, reports the Daily Caller.
“Democrats did not choose this impeachment. We did not wish for it,” he said, at which point Republicans could be heard booing and laughing over his farcical claim.
One Republican can be heard shouting, “Oh, come on!”
Hoyer continued, “We voted against 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.”
Last week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the Democrats had been trying to impeach the president for the last “two and a half years.”
During an interview at Politico’s “Women Rule” summit on Tuesday, Pelosi was questioned about the speed at which the Democrats are trying to impeach the President.
“One of the biggest criticisms of the process has been the speed at which the House Democrats are moving….” said the interviewer.
Pelosi responded, “Its been going on for 22 months, ok? “Two and a half years, actually.”
The interviewer then said, “There has been some criticism though, I will say about whether or not you should move forward before the end of the year or wait for the courts. Why do you think now is the time to move?”
Again, Pelosi reiterated that Democrats have been in the process of impeaching President Trump for the last two and a half years, citing the inception of the Mueller investigation, which began on May 17,2017.
“Well I think we’re not moving with speed. This, uh, wasn’t it two and a half years ago they initiated the Mueller investigation…,” she replied.
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