During a summit in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi accidentally undermined her own impeachment agenda against President Donald Trump when she said that the impeachment process against him has actually been going on for "two and a half" years.
The Speaker was asked about the speed of the impeachment process. She responded, “Speed? It’s been going on 22 months—two and a half years, actually.”
Pelosi continued, “I think we are not moving with speed. Was it two a half years ago they initiated the Mueller investigation? It’s not about speed. It’s about urgency. One of the charges against the president of the United States—saying he was violating the oath of office by asking for government to interfere in our election undermining the integrity of our elections.”
She added, “If we did not hold him accountable, he would continue to undermine our elections. Nothing less is at stake than the central point of our democracy, of a free and fair election not to be disrupted by foreign powers.”
On Tuesday, House Democrats led by Pelosi announced that they were filing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing him of "obstructing Congress" and "abuse of power."
“The framers of the Constitution prescribed a clear remedy for presidents who so violate their oath of office,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler. "No one, not even the president, is above the law.”