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‘Civilization is at stake’: Pelosi lets slip at CNN town hall that denying Trump a 2nd term is priority

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Nervous, hesitant and, at times, struggling to put together coherent sentences, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., let slip during a CNN town hall Thursday evening that denying President Donald Trump a second term is high on her agenda.

“What will the checks be on this president if he is reelected?” an audience member asked, assuming the impeachment process fails to remove Trump from office.

“Let’s not even contemplate that,” Pelosi said, with a nervous laugh. “Because tha-tha-that really, for the damage that this administration has done to America — America’s a great country and we can sustain — two terms? I don’t know.”

The “damage” she speaks of appears to be an opinion reserved for her party and their media allies.


And talk about fear-mongering, Pelosi added: “Civilization as we know it today is at stake in the next election, and certainly our planet.”

Pelosi appeared in the friendly confines of CNN just hours after a contentious back and forth with former Fox News reporter James Rosen, who asked the speaker if she hatred Trump — just as Pelosi hides behind the Constitution to defend their partisan effort to take out a duly elected president, the speaker fell back on being a Catholic to claim that she doesn’t hate anybody. Not that her faith has prevented her from backing the killing of unborn babies.

The speaker called on the Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against Trump on Thursday, but tried to shy away from questions on the historic decision during the town hall.

“Can we not have any more questions about impeachment?” she asked at one point. “I don’t mind questions, but to ask me questions through the prism of the White House is like, what?”

Good luck with interpreting that. Naturally, there was no push back because This. Is. CNN.

As for Trump, he’s confident in his chances in the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate, telling Pelosi “if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial.”

The president took to Twitter after Democrats rolled out three partisan lawyers before the House Judiciary Committee, including Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan, who took a cheap shot at 13-year-old Barron Trump in her testimony.

He tweeted: “The Do Nothing Democrats had a historically bad day yesterday in the House. They have no Impeachment case and are demeaning our Country. But nothing matters to them, they have gone crazy. Therefore I say, if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair…. trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business. We will have Schiff, the Bidens, Pelosi and many more testify, and will reveal, for the first time, how corrupt our system really is. I was elected to ‘Clean the Swamp,’ and that’s what I am doing!”

The one Republican witness, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, said he has been “inundated with threatening messages” since testifying that Democrats do not have enough evidence to support impeachment.

Turley wrote Thursday in an op-ed for The Hill: “Before I finished my testimony, my home and office were inundated with threatening messages and demands that I be fired from George Washington University for arguing that, while a case for impeachment can be made, it has not been made on this record.”

As for “Nervous Nancy” and the Democratic Party, a worst-case scenario that may very well keep them up at night is that, even if Trump was removed by the Senate — he will not be — the constitution doesn’t prevent a president removed from their office by the impeachment process from running for office again.

Pelosi didn’t fare too well online, as social media users recognize a ruse when they see one. Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

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