Nancy Pelosi Says President Trump is Welcome to Testify in Impeachment Inquiry

President Donald Trump shakes hands with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as he arrives in the House chamber before giving his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, on Feb. 5, 2019, at the Capitol in Washington. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refuted Republicans’ claims that President Trump has not had the opportunity for due process in the impeachment inquiry, saying that the president has “every opportunity to present his case.”

“The president could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he wants if he wants,” Pelosi said in an exclusive interview with “Face the Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan that aired Sunday. “He has every opportunity to present his case.”

Pelosi also said that she believed the president’s actions were worse than those of former President Richard Nixon.

“But it’s really a sad thing. I mean, what the president did was so much worse than even what Richard Nixon did, that at some point Richard Nixon cared about the country enough to recognize that this could not continue,” Pelosi said. Mr. Nixon resigned before the House could vote on impeachment.

The House Intelligence Committee has begun holding the first open hearings of the impeachment inquiry. Joint committees have also conducted several closed hearings regarding a July 25 call between Mr. Trump and the Ukrainian president where Mr. Trump asked for Ukraine to open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, a political rival. The call was the subject of a whistleblower complaint.

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Source: CBS