Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Thursday rebutted charges that she hates President Trump, telling reporters that such an emotion conflicts with her Catholic faith.
“I pray for the president,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi, a Democrat, had just finished a news conference about impeachment and was walking away from the podium when a reporter asked her: “Do you hate the president, Madame Speaker?” Pelosi immediately stopped and pointed to the reporter, telling him, “I don’t hate anyone – not anyone in the world.”
“Don’t accuse me,” Pelosi began, visibly upset.
The reporter said he was quoting a GOP representative who had said Democrats were impeaching Trump “simply because they don’t like the guy”
Pelosi then walked back to the podium and continued speaking.
“As a Catholic, I resent your using the word ‘hate’ in a sentence that addresses me,” she said. “I don’t hate anyone. I was raised in a way that is [a] heart full of love and always pray for the president. And I still pray for the president. I pray for the President all the time. So don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that.”
Impeachment, she said, “is about the Constitution of the United States and the facts that lead to the president’s violation of his oath of office.”
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Source: Christian Headlines