I have written several articles on Speaker of the House Pelosi. A list of the links have been provided at bottom of this article for your convenience. This article will, however address different aspects on the Speaker’s life.
Pelosi recently accused President Trump of having loyal minions to do his unethical bidding’s I think it is time to expose Pilosi for what she is, an out of control, maniacal, and power hungry politician. She has to be one of the most hateful people in Washington, and will stop at nothing to destroy President Trump. To start with, she needs to show some respect for the president. The idea that she would shake her finger at the president of the United States for the news cameras like a parent who’s angry at their small child is proof she has delusions of grandeur. I don’t care if she hates him. She needs to show respect to the office. Most Americans want term limits for Congress, and she’s a great example why they do.
When reviewing the highlights of President Trump’s most recent State of the Union speech, we all remember Nancy Pelosi ripping up the copy of the speech. But if you were not present in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives you most likely missed what has not even been mentioned in the media. And what did we miss? Well, we did notice the shifting of Pelosi’s lips as if to realign her teeth, but it was Vice President Pence who witnessed her mostly indecipherable mutterings especially when the President talked of God and the value of human life. Even though she gave cues to her “white brigade” to stay seated or to stand and clap, witnesses say there were similar mutterings and even hissing coming from that side of the aisle. As Trump spoke, Pelosi, wearing suffragist white, sat behind him in the high-backed chair reserved for the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and conspicuously shuffled and reshuffled a printed copy of the President’s speech. After he finished, she tore the text in half. Twitter blew up, as the Speaker had clearly intended; she explained that she had abandoned decorum because Trump’s speech “was a manifesto of mistruths.”
Pelosi has spent decades at the highest levels of politics, but the past 12 months have been arguably her most consequential. Returning to the speakership (sic) after eight years running the House Democratic minority, she established herself as counterweight and constrainer (sic) of this divisive President. Pelosi has always been a risk-taker, from defying Chinese authorities by protesting at Tiananmen Square in 1991 to pushing Obamacare through the House with nary a vote to spare in 2010. But she is careful to cast impeachment not as a political gambit but as a project to preserve the checks and balances of American democracy. “That’s my responsibility: to protect the Constitution of the United States,” she says. For months, the Democrats’ biggest division was over impeachment. As colleagues and activists agitated for it, Pelosi spent most of the year resisting on the grounds that it could tear the country apart–and hurt her party. All the while, however, she was laying the groundwork behind the scenes to build a case if necessary. From start to finish, Pelosi has kept a tighter rein on the proceedings than the public realized, from major strategic decisions to minor stagecraft. It was Pelosi who decreed that the Intelligence Committee would take the lead in the inquiry, even though impeachment is generally considered to be the Judiciary Committee’s purview.
Once the House Impeached President, It was up to the Senate to acquit him. The Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, has declared he will work to ensure Trump is acquitted. McConnell’s Democratic counterpart, Chuck Schumer, seems to agree that Trump’s acquittal is a foregone conclusion. “I don’t want to second-guess” the outcome, Schumer tells TIME. “But these Republicans are not the Republicans of old. They are totally supine in their obeisance to Trump.” Yet Schumer agrees with Pelosi that “we have no choice, given the President’s lack of respect for democracy and the Constitution.”
Critics accuse Pelosi of caving to pressure and violating her own conditions to pursue Trump’s impeachment. Even Republicans who aren’t big Trump fans have “been sort of driven toward him by this–they do feel that Democrats overplayed their hand,” says Representative Peter King, a New York Republican. “This whole thing has been a rush to judgment.” Pelosi, according to an aide, had been mulling the tactic since she heard former Nixon White House counsel John Dean float the idea on CNN on Dec. 5. In the committee meeting, she added that she believed McConnell would be motivated to move. “Somebody said to me today that he may not even take up what we send. [But] then [Trump] will never be vindicated,” she said, according to the aide in the room. “He will be impeached forever. “You’re never getting rid of that scar. History will always record that you were impeached for undermining the security of our country, jeopardizing the integrity of our elections and violating the Constitution of the United States.” No matter what the Senate does.”
Pelosi’s doomed impeachment scheme was a harbinger of her second failed stunt in three months. As the Senate neared a bipartisan agreement on a third relief package to deal with the coronavirus crisis. Dissatisfied with what Senate leaders from both parties had negotiated, Pelosi introduced her own bill. Taking her cue from House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC), who proclaimed “this is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision,” Pelosi larded her proposal with one progressive fantasy after another. Among the provisions in her bill were a bailout of the Postal Service, a requirement for airlines to reduce carbon emissions, mandates for corporations to promote “diversity and inclusion initiatives,” partial student loan forgiveness, and rules forcing every state to allow early voting, same-day registration, and voting by mail. What these had to do with preventing the coronavirus pandemic from ruining the economy still isn’t clear.
All Pelosi accomplished was to provoke even more acrimony and antagonism in Congress and delay much-needed action to protect an economy on the precipice of calamity. As Commentary’s Noah Rothman wrote, “most of these provisions are of little relevance to the Americans suffering amid an acute crisis that demands immediate action.” Yet Pelosi pushed them anyway, her draft legislation encapsulating her party’s drift to the left almost to the point of caricature. If holding the economy hostage was what it took to make the left’s dreams come true, so be it. Those dreams would have to wait. Except for a few modest alterations, the bill President Trump signed on Friday was substantially similar to the one Senate leaders had negotiated a week earlier. None of Pelosi’s Christmas list made it in. Her maneuver flopped and she acquiesced to the “improved” Senate bill, emptily spinning her surrender as a great victory for workers. In truth, she had once again folded like one of her famous pantsuits.
That comity will be tested as Washington heads into an election year. More is at stake than the balance between the parties. The institutions of American democracy are being tested. The checks and balances designed by the founders depend on the coequal branches’ ability to stand up to one another. “She’s had a herculean task, and she’s done it brilliantly,” says Jonathan Rose, a former Nixon and Reagan Administration lawyer affiliated with the anti-Trump conservative legal group Checks and Balances. “I never thought I’d be for Nancy Pelosi in my lifetime.”(Time Magazine:, “We’ve Upped the Ante.” Why Nancy Pelosi Is Going All in Against Trump.” By Molly Ball)
A group of Democratic women intended to make an impression when they filed into the House chamber Tuesday night for President Donald Trump’s address to Congress. The look they went for: all white in support of women’s rights. The move is a nod to the women’s suffrage movement, which encouraged followers to dress in white as a symbol of purity. The call to wear white for Trump’s speech was devised by the House’s Democratic Women’s Working Group and will be a symbol of “the ongoing fight to attain equal rights for all women,” members said. “We wear white to unite against any attempts by the Trump Administration to roll back the incredible progress women have made in the last century, and we will continue to support the advancement of all women,” Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., the chair of the party’s Women’s Working Group, said in a statement. The future of women’s health care, equal pay and other related issues have come under question with the new Trump administration. Just days after taking office, Trump reinstated a policy that barred foreign aid or federal funding for international programs that provide abortions or even information on getting them. Tens of thousands of women marched on Washington, D.C., the day after Trump’s inauguration in opposition to his agenda. (NBC News, :Tens of thousands of women marched on Washington, D.C., the day after Trump’s inauguration in opposition to his agenda. (NBC News, “Why Democratic Women Wore White to Trump’s Address,” By Erik Ortiz)
Pelosi privately refers to Trump as the “whiner in chief.” She’s questioned his manhood. She calls out Trump’s lies to his face and openly wonders whether he’s fit for the job. She mocks Trump for his privileged upbringing and his lack of empathy for the less fortunate. She jokes with other senior Democrats that if the American public saw how Trump acts in private, they’d “want to make a citizen’s arrest.” She’s tough and wily, with a ruthless streak that Democrats who have crossed her readily acknowledge. She’s not afraid of Trump, and she’s capable of surprising moves that keep opponents off balance. Pelosi is planning to make Trump’s life difficult on a host of other fronts as well, targeting everything from his business dealings to his personal life to Russia. Every issue the president has tried to avoid the last two years — while shielded by the GOP-controlled Congress — is fair game for Pelosi and her fellow Democrats, and they’re happily trampling through those fields right now. (Politico.com;”‘She’s satin and steel’: Pelosi wages war on Trump”, By John Bresnahan, Heather Caygle and Rachael Bade).
I could keep on going through the internet to gather more example of the animosity Pilosi has against President Trump, and the actions she has taken against him. She made the statement that he had loyal followers to do his bidding, however it is quite apparent that she has numerous followers of her own. She has made it clear that she can vote for her fellow representative in the House, and that they need not even show up. Stating covid safety as the reason. She has even attacked his weight, by saying he was morbidly obese. She ripped up his state of the union address, with little backlash. No matter what she does, her actions have no adverse affect against her fan base. With a simple statement she is able to get women to protest, or wear white outfits and even refuse to stand to attention at the National Anthem. At this point in time in her career she appears to be untouchable.