WASHINGTON.- The president of the United States, Donald Trump, did it again. This time, the victim was Nancy Pelosi and, in particular, her teeth.
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Question: "You yourself accused (Trump) of bribery. Why did you decide not to make bribery one of the articles of impeachment." Speaker Pelosi: "This was a decision that was recommended by working together with our committee chairs, our attorneys and the rest. " pic.twitter.com/wDEydLweTm& – The Hill (@thehill) December 13, 2019RELATED
Before the vote
The coup arrives a few days before the House of Representatives votes on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress for its efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate the son of his rival Joe Biden, one of the Democratic containers for the 2020 race, for alleged corruption.
Pelosi, a Democrat for California, described Trump's efforts to pressure the president of Ukraine to announce politically advantageous investigations, such as "bribery." "This decision was recommended when working together with the presidents of our committees, our lawyers and the rest," Pelosi said last week, when a journalist asked about it.
Rep. Mark Meadows (Republican for North Carolina) retweeted a clip from the exchange published by The Hill on Thursday night, adding: "It wasn't true," referring to the alleged bribe that Pelosi was talking about.
Meadows' comment caught Trump's attention yesterday and the president did not miss the opportunity: "Because Nancy's teeth were falling out of her mouth and she didn't have time to think!"
The video shows that just before answering the journalist's question, Pelosi moved his mouth slightly and took a sip of water.
Democratic Rep. David N. Cicilline, a member of the House leadership team, was the first to respond by tweeting last night that he was praying for Trump, because "these are serious times and he has spent the last week attacking strong women."
The president has often mocked his political rivals, often resorting to criticism about the appearance of people. Pelosi has been a frequent target of Trump. Since the House launched its impeachment investigation, it has used Twitter to accuse it of a "nervous breakdown" on one occasion.
Nancy Pelosi just had a nervous fit. She hates that we will soon have 182 great new judges and sooo much more. Stock Market and employment records. She says she "prays for the President." I don't believe her, not even close. Help the homeless in your district Nancy. USMCA? & – Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2019
Preparing for an impeachment
The House will probably take over the matter on Wednesday, after the Justice Commission approved the two articles against the president, laying the groundwork for a new vote this week on whether to approve the charges and send the matter to the Senate, led by Republicans, in order to carry out a trial about his stay in power.
The Democrats, who enjoy a majority of 36 seats in the House, hope to win the vote on the impeachment, which requires a simple majority.
For their part, Republicans have 53 of the 100 seats in the Senate where a two-thirds majority is required to remove the president.
In search of grounds for the trial, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer called yesterday to testify to the White House interim cabinet chief Mick Mulvaney, former national security ex-advisor, John Bolton, Mulvaney's adviser, Robert Blair and budget official Michael Duffey.
Schumer called on the leader of the Senate Republican majority Mitch McConnell, who said last week he was coordinating with the White House and had raised the possibility of a brief political trial without summoning witnesses.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Schumer's letter.
Agencies AP, Reuters and information from The Washington Post