Opposing Remarks: Pelosi And Jordan Give Their Parties’ Opening Statements

For the second time in his presidency, the House is moving to impeach Donald Trump , who will become the first president in history to undergo such a rebuke. Throughout Wednesday’s debate, Democrats portrayed Trump as an ongoing threat to the country and democracy, while Republicans largely either defended the president or argued that the impeachment process would only cause further division. Pelosi’s opening remarks House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opened the debate for Democrats, quoting Abraham Lincoln: “Fellow citizens, he said, we cannot escape history. We will be remembered in spite of ourselves.” Pelosi referred to last week’s storming of the Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters that prompted Democrats to begin efforts to remove him from office, one week before President-elect Joe Biden’s swearing-in. “We know that the president of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion against our common country. He must go,” Pelosi said, calling Trump “a clear and present

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