Pelosi: Trump ‘gave us no choice’ but to impeach


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September 30, 2019 - 10:23 AM

Rep. Nancy Pelosi speaks last week in Washington, D.C. GETTY IMAGES/ALEX WONG/TNS

AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke Saturday night of the solemn duty of the House of Representatives to proceed with “prayerful and careful” inquiry into impeaching President Donald Trump, or risk losing the republic to a president she said does not understand that the Constitution does not grant him unlimited power.

“I’ve been very prayerful about this,” Pelosi, a devout Catholic, said during a 115-minute on-stage interview at the Paramount Theatre with Evan Smith, founder and CEO of the Texas Tribune, closing the Tribune’s three-day festival of politics and public policy in downtown Austin.

“I’m heartbroken about it,” said Pelosi, who was persuaded to move forward with an impeachment inquiry by the revelation of Trump’s recent phone conversation with the president of Ukraine.

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