Pelosi sidesteps impeachment question in Normandy, focuses on veterans

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden pushes back at Democrats on taxes Yarmuth and Clyburn suggest .5T package may be slimmed Of partisan fights and follies, or why Democrats should follow Manchin, not Sanders MORE (D-Calif.) sidestepped a question about impeachment in an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell in Normandy, France, saying she preferred to focus on veterans during the event marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Pelosi, who was among those on hand for the D-Day memorial services on Thursday, said she hoped to see a "message of unity" from President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims MORE as foreign leaders gathered in France to honor the fallen soldiers.

“Looking at that bipartisan delegation here of Democrats and Republicans joining together to celebrate the ideals and the sacrifices, we’re so divided as a country right now," Mitchell remarked during the interview on "Andrea Mitchell Reports."


"Do you worry about the politics right now? Impeachment and everything else that’s on the table, and how that can further divide us?” the host continued. 

“Well, again, with all due respect to your question, I’m not here to talk about impeachment," Pelosi replied. "But I do say that on the subject of our veterans we always strive to work in a bipartisan way."

"So, this is not a departure from what we set as a standard. Wherever we can we try to be as bipartisan, non-partisan as possible. That’s a comfort to veterans," she added.

Pelosi's remarks came shortly after publicized comments by Trump in an interview with Fox News host Laura IngrahamLaura Anne Ingraham90 percent of full-time Fox Corp. employees say they're fully vaccinated: executive Texas lt. governor faces backlash after claiming unvaccinated African Americans responsible for COVID-19 surge Fox News requires employees to provide vaccination status MORE in which he referred to the Democratic leader as "Nervous Nancy" and "a disaster."

Trump claimed that the Democratic leader did not understand a joint statement from the Justice Department and special counsel's office regarding the role Justice Department guidelines played in the decision to not charge the president with obstruction of justice.

"Nancy Pelosi, I call her 'Nervous Nancy,' Nancy Pelosi doesn’t talk about it,” Trump said. “Nancy Pelosi is a disaster, OK? She’s a disaster. Let her do what she wants, you know what? I think they’re in big trouble.”

Pelosi also declined to respond to Trump’s comments when speaking with reporters earlier Thursday. 

“I don’t talk about the president while I’m out of the country. That’s my principle,” she said.

Pelosi has resisted calls for impeachment from a growing number of lawmakers on the left, including 2020 presidential candidates Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersManchin suggests pausing talks on .5 trillion package until 2022: report Yarmuth and Clyburn suggest .5T package may be slimmed Sanders calls deadly Afghan drone strike 'unacceptable' MORE (I-Vt.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Trojan Horse of protectionism Federal Reserve officials' stock trading sparks ethics review Manchin keeps Washington guessing on what he wants MORE (D-Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisRepublicans caught in California's recall trap Harris facilitates coin toss at Howard University football game Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE (D-Calif.), among others.