In case you weren’t convinced that there’s nothing “solemn” about Nancy Pelosi’s approach to impeachment, watch her just-released interview with Bill Maher.
Pelosi and Maher discussed impeachment, and when Maher complimented Pelosi “for waiting before we got back on the air before you started the impeachment,” Pelosi laughed and gave Maher a fist bump.
Watch for yourself here:
Another "highlight" of Pelosi's interview with Bill Maher was her mocking President Trump, addressing the president with a big grin,
"And you're impeached forever. No matter what the Senate does, that can never be erased."
Watch Pelosi's full appearance on Bill Maher's show here:
Fox News has more to say about Pelosi's appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher:
In Maher's return from a holiday hiatus, the House speaker spoke gleefully about her colleagues impeaching President Trump and doubled down on her Russian-charged attacks against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
After Maher pointed out that Pelosi was initially "rather reluctant" to move forward with impeachment and waited until "it was inevitable," the California Democrat responded that Trump simply gave his critics in the House "no choice" in the matter.
"The president was self-impeaching almost every single day," Pelosi said.
"There are some people who have actually said that he wanted to be impeached," Maher then observed. "Just for the record, being impeached is a bad thing, right?"
"And you're impeached forever," Pelosi replied with a big grin on her face, sparking applause from the audience. "No matter what the Senate does, that can never be erased."
The Hill added:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) needled President Trump in an interview Friday night, noting that the stain of impeachment will always live on his presidency regardless of the outcome of the Senate trial.
“You are impeached forever,” Pelosi said with a smile on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” “No matter what the Senate does, it can never be erased.”
“If I knew that the president is listening, I would want him to know that he is impeached forever, and he is impeached forever because he used the office of the president to try to influence a foreign country for his personal and political benefit. In doing so, he undermined our national security, he was disloyal to his oath of office to protect the Constitution and he placed in jeopardy the integrity of our election,” she added later. “He gave us no choice.”
House Democrats voted this week to send two articles of impeachment to the Senate, which will commence its trial of Trump next week. The articles, which accuse the president of abuse of power over his dealings with Ukraine and obstruction of Congress, passed in a party-line vote last month.