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Pelosi: ‘It Doesn’t Matter’ if Impeachment Costs Democrats the House

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sept. 28 that the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump would still be worth it even if the Democrats lose a majority in the House.

Pelosi (D-Calif.) said it’s more important for Congress to uphold its duty than for the Democrats to control the lower Congressional chamber.

“It doesn’t matter,” Pelosi replied when asked by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith if she is worried about the Democrats’ ability to keep the House majority if their push for impeachment goes poorly.

“People say you have to take a political risk doing that,” she said.“That doesn’t matter. Because we cannot have a president of the United States undermining his oath of office, his loyalty to his oath of office, undermining our national security, and undermining the integrity of our elections.”

The longtime legislator added that the House’s responsibility is to “protect and defend” the U.S. Constitution.


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