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Pelosi: Trump Undermining the Constitution

“Just impeaching Trump for his bad behavior isn’t worth it. But, if he challenges our system of checks and balances as he is doing, if he undermines our democracy, our electoral system, as he is doing, if he undermines his own oath of office as he is doing, it is a challenge to our Constitution.”

— Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in an interview with the New Yorker.

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Pelosi: Trump in a Limbo Contest with Himself

“Sometimes, I think he is having a limbo contest with himself, to see how low he can go in his rhetoric. I think he was surprised that this happened, because he thinks he can do whatever he wants.”

— Speaker Nancy Pelosi, quoted by the Washington Post, on the impeachment inquiry launched against President Trump.

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Pelosi Says Trump Is Scared

“I think the president knows the argument that can be made against him, and he’s scared. And so he’s trying to divert attention from that to where [he’s] standing in the way of legislation.”

— Speaker Nancy Pelosi told ABC News that President Trump is “scared” of the impeachment inquiry she launched last week.

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Pelosi Accuses Pence of ‘Lining Trump’s Pockets’

“Vice President Pence promised that their Administration would defend the Constitution and stand by a ‘strict constructionist’ interpretation of the Constitution. Instead the Trump-Pence Administration is ignoring the text itself and selling out the Constitution to line Trump’s pockets.”

— Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), accusing Vice President Pence of “selling out the Constitution” to financially benefit President Trump following the vice president’s stay at one of Trump’s properties in Ireland, The Hill reports.

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Pelosi Wants to See Trump in Prison, Not Impeached

“I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison.”

— “Speaker Nancy Pelosi told senior Democrats that she’d like to see President Trump ‘in prison’ as she clashed with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler in a meeting on Tuesday night over whether to launch impeachment proceedings,” Politico reports.

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Christie Explains Trump’s Nickname Taxonomy

“If he respects you, you don’t get a nickname, because he’s afraid what’s going to come back. So Cryin’ Chuck Schumer gets a nickname, because he has no respect for Schumer. But Nancy Pelosi’s got no nickname. It’s just Nancy. And if she doesn’t have a nickname by now, she ain’t getting any.”

— Chris Christie, quoted by Axios, on President Trump’s nicknames for his rivals.

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Pelosi on Cover of Time for the First Time

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Pelosi Not a Factor for Dem Voters in Midterms

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A new CNN poll finds that just 34% of registered voters say that Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi will be “an extremely or very important” factor in their vote this fall. That ranks dead last of the 10 factors asked in the survey.

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Fifty Democrats Say They Won’t Back Pelosi

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“Fifty Democrats running for the House say they won’t support the California lawmaker for speaker, according to an NBC News survey of candidates and their public statements.” … “At least 41 of the party’s nominees for House seats have declared they will not back Pelosi and nine incumbent Democratic lawmakers are on the record opposing her… An additional 34 Democratic nominees are neither for nor against Pelosi, who has led her party in Congress since 2003.”

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Third of GOP Congressional Race Ads Target Pelosi

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USA Today: “The House Democratic leader has been featured in roughly one-third (34%) of all GOP broadcast ads aired in House races this year… That compares with 9% in all of 2016 and 13% in 2014.”