Pelosi Suggests House Could Take Further Action Against Trump If Senate Acquits
With Senate Republicans showing every intention to acquit President Donald Trump as quickly as possible, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hinted on Thursday that the president’s troubles could be far from over.
According to ABC News, Pelosi suggested that the House could take further action against Trump if nothing comes of the two articles of impeachment currently under consideration in the Senate; however, at the time of her comments, the Speaker was cautiously optimistic that senators would vote to allow additional witnesses at the trial.
Asked if the House is prepared to compel former National Security Adviser John Bolton to testify in the lower chamber, should he fail to be called by the Senate, Pelosi responded: "This is in the Senate now. I hope and I pray that the senators can handle the truth and listen to not only John Bolton, but other witnesses as well."
“We’ll see what happens after that,” she added.
Pelosi reiterated that she believes the House’s case against Trump is strong and shows that removal from office is appropriate.
"We did our job. We had a strong case of impeachment of the President of the United States. No matter what the senators have the courage or not to do, he will be impeached forever,” she said. "We believe our argument was strong enough for removal, but we do believe that there's more truth for the American people to know."
"[Trump] undermined our national security, he jeopardized the integrity of our elections and he violated the constitution for his own political and personal benefit," she said, hammering home again the House’s argument for ending Trump’s presidency.
ABC reported “Pelosi declined to say whether the House would attempt to bring other civil officers appointed by the president up for impeachment.”
Still, she indicated repeatedly that the House might be prepared to take further action.
"We are right now, prayerful and hopeful that the Senate will have the courage to hear the truth about the president's action," she said. "And then we'll see what we do next."