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Pelosi's daughter: My family 'did not talk about impeachment' at Christmas

Pelosi's daughter: My family 'did not talk about impeachment' at Christmas
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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Defense: Capitol Police may ask National Guard to stay | Biden's Pentagon policy nominee faces criticism | Naval Academy midshipmen moved to hotels Top Republican: 'Outrageous' to extend National Guard deployment at Capitol Progressives won't oppose bill over limits on stimulus checks MORE’s (D-Calif.) daughter, Christine Pelosi, said that her family did not talk about impeachment at the Christmas dinner table. 

“We’re probably one of the few families in America who did not talk about impeachment,” Christine Pelosi said Friday on CNN's "New Day," in response to a question about how her family spent the holiday.

The California political strategist and author added that when her family is together during the holidays, they do not talk about politics. Instead, she said, her mother likes to know how her grandchildren are doing, and talk about sports and movies. 

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“You have to put politics on the shelf,” Christine Pelosi said. “You can’t obsess about things 24/7, you need to recharge and rejuvenate. ... if you don’t build a life with your family then you don’t have a quality of life that you can be out there defending when it’s time to get back to work.” 

This month, the House voted to impeach President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. However, Speaker Pelosi has withheld the articles from the Senate as leverage in negotiations with Senate Republicans over the rules for the upper chamber's impeachment trial.

House Democrats opened an impeachment inquiry into the president after a whistleblower complaint alleged that Trump had withheld military aid from Ukraine as he sought to pressure the country's president, Volodymyr Zelensky, on a July 25 call to try to dig up political dirt on former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot FireEye finds evidence Chinese hackers exploited Microsoft email app flaw since January Biden officials to travel to border amid influx of young migrants MORE.