Pelosi: Trump is 'ethically unfit and intellectually unprepared to be president'

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSupreme Court expands religious rights with trio of rulings Congress must act now to fix a Social Security COVID-19 glitch and expand, not cut, benefits Democrats see victory in Trump culture war MORE (D-Cali.) slammed Trump as "ethically" and "intellectually" unfit for office Thursday, noting information revealed during the House impeachment inquiry at the end of last year. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE by ... what we saw in the impeachment, by what others are being quoted as saying in terms of leaders in the president's own administration, President Trump is clearly ethically unfit and intellectually unprepared to be the president of the United States,” Pelosi said during a press conference. 

“That doesn't seem to matter to the Republicans in the United States Senate. It didn't seem to matter to John BoltonJohn BoltonTrump envoy says US ready to talk to North Korea but rebukes Pyongyang counterpart Why Trump can't make up his mind on China The benefits of American disinterest in world affairs MORE,” she added, referring to the former White House national security adviser who released excerpts of his forthcoming book the day before. “He chose loyalty over patriotism and so is going to make money off his book, I guess.” 


Bolton refused to testify before the House during its impeachment inquiry, instead threatening to join a lawsuit contesting the House Democrats’ subpoenas seeking his associate’s testimony. 

Asked if she would want Bolton to testify in light of the new allegations released in excerpts of his forthcoming book, including alleging Trump solicited Chinese President Xi Jinping’s assistance in winning reelection, Pelosi suggested Bolton’s testimony would not make a difference. 

“We did impeach the president of the United States,” Pelosi said. “Removing him from office requires a vote of the Senate, and they have said — many of them have said there's nothing that John Bolton has put forth that would change their mind about removing the president from office because no matter how unfit the president is they just did not want a Democratic president.”