House Speaker Nancy Pelosi commented on President Trump’s comments about accepting information from foreign governments.
As reported by abcnews.go.com
Reacting to President Donald Trump’s statement that he’d be open to accepting political dirt on 2020 opponents from foreign governments, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned on Thursday that Trump is giving Russia “the green light” to again interfere in a U.S. presidential election.
“Yesterday, the president gave us once again that he does not know right from wrong. It’s a very sad thing,” Pelosi said about the president’s comment in an interview with ABC’s Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.
“Everybody in the country should be totally appalled by what the president said last night,” Pelosi said.
While Pelosi called Trump’s comments “cavalier” and an “assault on democracy” she indicated it’s not enough to sway her to prematurely launch an impeachment inquiry.
“What we want to do is have a methodical approach to the path that we are on, and this will be included in that, but not any one issue is going to trigger, ‘Oh, now we’ll go do [impeachment].’ Because it’s about investigating, it’s about litigating, it’s about getting the truth to hold everyone accountable and no one is above the law,” she said.
Pelosi called on the Senate to pass the “For the People Act,” an anti-corruption bill that aims to protect voters’ rights, reform campaign finance, reduce gerrymandering, and increase accountability of public officials that cleared the House on March 8.