House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) delivered a brutal rebuke on Thursday during her weekly news conference, accusing Republicans of fearing the reality about the mounting evidence Donald Trump is facing in his impeachment trial.
“The American people have seen the allegations and they’re allegations we need to see more evidence that would be contained in the documentation,” said Pelosi. “So, this is just another avoiding of the facts and the truth on their part. They don’t want to see documents. They don’t want to hear from eyewitnesses. They want to ignore anything new that comes up.”
Pelosi went on to call for a special prosecutor to investigate the links Rudy Giuliani’s associate Lev Parnas outlined in his documents and in an MSNBC interview with Rachel Maddow Wednesday night.
The Speaker pointed directly at Attorney General Bill Barr, who she called “rogue attorney general.” She then called for the appointment of a special counsel.
“When I said that the attorney general was implicated, as I’ve said this testimony implicated the rogue attorney general, who has been the puppet of the — I don’t know who is the puppet, Trump or the attorney general, but this is not — he says this is ‘my attorney general,’ ‘this is my Department of Justice.’ Really?” Pelosi said, quoting Trump. “So in any case, it’s not a question of saying, ‘what proof,’ it says what allegations have been made and that has to be subjected to scrutiny as to how we go forward. But it should not be ignored in the context of other events that have happened that would substantiate some of that.”
Take a look at her remarks below:
PELOSI: "Does anybody think that the rogue attorney general is going to appoint a special prosecutor? No, because he's implicated in all of this. This is an example of all of the president's henchmen, and I hope that [GOP] senators do not become part of the president's henchmen." pic.twitter.com/BEoyz0V6Cg
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 16, 2020