Trump blasts Pelosi as impeachment looms

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE lashed out at Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCoronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame On The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS Top Democrats say postmaster confirmed changes to mail service amid delays MORE (D-Calif.) ahead of an expected House vote to impeach him, claiming she will be remembered as the “worst Speaker."

“Will go down in history as worst Speaker. Already thrown out once!” Trump tweeted on Wednesday, sharing another post from Fox News commentator Gregg Jarrett claiming Pelosi couldn’t “be bothered” to read a scathing letter Trump sent her on Tuesday eviscerating the impeachment proceedings.


Pelosi reclaimed her gavel as Speaker after Democrats won back the majority in the lower chamber during the 2018 midterm elections. She previously held the position between 2007 and 2011.

Trump fired off dozens of tweets and retweets Wednesday morning as House lawmakers debated two articles of impeachment accusing him of abusing his power in his dealings with Ukraine and obstructing the congressional inquiry. The House is widely expected to approve the impeachment articles in a party-line vote, which will come later Wednesday following hours of debate.

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Trump has bemoaned the impeachment inquiry as a politically motivated “sham,” accusing House Democrats of trying to bruise him politically while defending his interactions with Ukraine’s president as “perfect.”

In the blistering six-page letter sent Tuesday, Trump branded impeachment a “fantasy” and accused House Democrats of “interfering in America’s elections,” going after Pelosi and other House members by name.

“I have no doubt the American people will hold you and the Democrats fully responsible in the upcoming 2020 election. They will not soon forgive your perversion of justice and abuse of power,” Trump wrote. 

Pelosi later called the letter “sick” and “ridiculous,” adding that she hadn’t “fully read it” because she had been working.