Last week it was “he’ll be impeached forever.” But facing the prospect of he’ll be acquitted forever, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, D-CA., hit peak “stupid.” On Thursday, she put forward the notion that President Trump really won’t be acquitted if the Senate votes to acquit him.

” Do you think President Trump will be chastened…or will he be emboldened because the Senate will have acquitted him?” a reporter asked.  Her answer was, to put it mildly, curious.

“He will not be acquitted. He cannot be acquitted if you don’t have a trial. If you don’t have a trial, if you don’t have witnesses and documentation and that. I would hope that the senators, if it comes to a tie or if there’s a question of hearing testimony or receiving documents would leave it up to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Republican-appointed in a Republican Majority court. I would think that they would have confidence in the Chief Justice of the United States, that is really his title.”

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Here’s the video as posted to Twitter:

The reaction was pretty much what you’d expect:

Twitchy suggested picking her argument apart “in reverse,” noting:

She says you do not have a trial if you do not have witnesses and documents? She just described the result from the House resolutions. The entire reason there is a squabble in the Senate over calling witnesses is because the House failed to do its job.


Sorry Nancy, despite your nonsensical gobbledygook, when President Trump is acquitted —he will be acquitted.


According to ABC News, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., indicated he has the votes to block witnesses, which means this could be over in time for the Super Bowl.

The ABC report added:

Multiple Republicans tell ABC News they hope to move quickly to a vote to acquit the president as early as Saturday, ahead of his State of the Union address on Tuesday.

ABC News’ Trish Turner caught up with McConnell as he arrived at the Capitol Thursday morning. Asked if he has the votes he needs to win the day Friday on witnesses, he responded, “We’ll see what tomorrow brings.” Then, when asked if he felt confident about the vote, he turned his head and with a sly grin and said, “I always do.”

The sight of Nancy Pelosi’s fake smile sitting behind the newly acquitted President Trump as he delivers the State of the Union Address will be magnificent. I hope they pan out to capture Adam Schiff, Jerrold Nadler, and Chuck Schumer enjoying the President’s speech.

Cross-posted with Conservative Firing Line

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