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Pelosi: Trump Was Not Acquitted By Senate, He’s ‘Branded’ As ‘Impeached Forever’
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 13: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly news conference February 13, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Speaker Pelosi discussed various topics including President Donald Trump's FY21 Budget and controversy surrounding the Justice Department.
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Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi falsely claimed in an interview that aired on Monday that President Donald Trump was not acquitted by the U.S. Senate earlier this month.

“What about though, the fact that the president seems liberated … he was acquitted, his poll ratings are higher,” CNN’s Christiane Amanpour said before being interrupted by Pelosi.

“He was not, there was no acquittal,” Pelosi falsely claimed. “You can’t have an acquittal unless you have a trial, and you can’t have a trail when you have witnesses and documents.”

“So he can say he’s acquitted, and the headlines can say ‘acquitted,’ but he’s impeached forever, branded with that and not vindicated,” Pelosi continued.


Later in the interview, Pelosi said, “I can’t even envision a situation where he would be re-elected, but we don’t take anything for granted. … but everybody knows that we must be unified in making sure that he does not have a second term.”

Pelosi continued, “Our country is great, the American people are wonderful, we’re a resilient country, we can withstand one term, but the destruction that he would do to the courts of our country and the environment … he must be defeated.”

Pelosi concluded by saying that when candidates are in the “arena” that “you have to be prepared to throw a punch, because you have to be prepared to take a punch, for the children.”

Pelosi’s claims were categorically false as Trump was acquitted in an official Senate trail from both of House Democrats’ partisan articles of impeachment.

Pelosi is not the first Democrat member of Congress that has falsely claimed that Trump was not acquitted from Democrats’ partisan articles of impeachment.

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer the same thing earlier this month after Trump’s acquittal.

“The Senate has clearly spoken now, the president was acquitted,” CNN host Wolf Blitzer began. “Do you think your –”

“No! Wolf, (laughs), [Trump] wasn’t acquitted,” Hirono falsely claimed. “It was a rigged trial. You don’t get acquitted when you don’t even get to call witnesses or relevant witnesses or have the documents because the president stone walled all efforts on the part of the House to get the information they requested.”

“So, there you go,” Hirono continued. “It was a rigged trial, he can run around saying he was acquitted but you don’t get acquitted in a rigged trial.”

“Well, I just want to point out Senator, there was a roll call, guilty or not guilty, not guilty was the majority and the Chief Justice of the United States announced that he was acquitted, that he was not guilty,” Blitzer responded.

“But the American public knows that it was a rigged trial,” Hirono claimed without evidence. “So, okay you’re found not guilty in a rigged trial. I don’t think that they think this was all kosher, not it wasn’t. So, meanwhile you have the president crowing about it, which is totally expected, and now it’s anything goes for this president and this administration and all his enablers.”


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