Nancy Pelosi: Trump Impeachment Is About Saving the Republic

‘That was a decision of our founders, they didn’t want a monarchy’


PELOSI: “Yes, it is a fact, when someone is impeached, they are always impeached. It cannot be erased. So I stand by that comment although I know you don’t like hearing it. I stand by this American flag, picture of the American flag, as I did the day that we introduced the articles of impeachment onto the floor. Because every day, all over America, in classrooms as well as courtrooms, and in this Congress of the United States, when we meet, we pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, and to the republic for which it stands. And to the republic for which it stands. That is what our nation is. That is the genius, the beautiful exquisite genius of the Constitution that we are a republic. That was the decision of our Founders, their vision. They didn’t want a monarchy, they wanted a republic. When Benjamin Franklin came out of Independence Hall and was asked, 'What do we have, Mr. Franklin? A Monarchy or a republic?' He said, 'A republic, if we can keep it.' I often wondered why he said that, why that would be in doubt. But we see why it is in doubt right now when the president of the United States has said, 'Article 2 says I can do whatever I want.' That's a monarchy, that is not a republic that we pledge our allegiance to every single day.”

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