Scarborough to Pelosi: 'Our constitutional republic literally hangs on' what you do on impeachment

MSNBC's Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughScarborough calls on Cuomo to walk back statement he made about Trump: 'Out of bounds' Mika Brzezinski: 'Super grossed out' by Trump speech attendees 'who put their lives at risk' Democrats tear into Trump's 'deep state' tweet: His 'lies and recklessness' have 'killed people' MORE told Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiAirline industry applauds Democrats for including aid in coronavirus relief package Democrats unveil scaled-down .2T coronavirus relief package Trump tax reveal roils presidential race MORE (D-Calif.) on Friday that "our constitutional republic literally hangs on the actions" that she and other lawmakers make in the coming months around impeachment during an interview on "Morning Joe."

"I know your mom and dad stay with you every day. What has your dad taught you to get you through a time like this? What do you keep in the back of your mind as our constitutional republic literally hangs on the actions that you and members of this House and Senate will make over the next couple of months?” the former GOP congressman asked of Pelosi.


“Well, you’re nice to ask about them," Pelosi responded. "I’m a believer, so I believe that they know everything that we are doing. I am prayerful about them every single day. But I do think that when I was born, I was born into a family that was deeply patriotic. We loved the flag. Proud of our Italian American heritage, devoutly Catholic and staunchly Democratic.”

In the extensive interview with the U.S. Capitol in the background of the outdoor set, the Speaker also claimed that Attorney General William BarrBill BarrJuan Williams: Trump's Supreme Court power grab Federal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Why a backdoor to encrypted data is detrimental to cybersecurity and data integrity MORE is going "rogue" in his efforts to help the president. 

She described his actions, and those of others, as being a part of a "cover-up" for Trump's conversations with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which are at the heart of the impeachment probe.

"He's gone rogue," Pelosi said. "I think where they're going is a cover-up of a cover-up."

"I think it's sad, to have a Justice Department go so rogue," she added. "Well, they have been for a while. And now it just makes matters worse."

President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau intends to wrap up count on Oct. 5 despite judge's order Top House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents New Yorkers report receiving ballots with wrong name, voter addresses MORE is under scrutiny for pressing Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTop House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents Judge's ruling creates fresh hurdle for Trump's TikTok ban Harris says she hasn't 'made a plan one way or another' on meeting Supreme Court nominee MORE. A whistleblower complaint alleges that White House officials observing the call thought Trump had abused his office, and that they engaged in activities to cover up the call.

Trump has said he did nothing wrong, and has accused Democrats of starting another "witch hunt" against him.

On Friday, he called on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff to subpoena top DHS official, alleges whistleblower deposition is being stonewalled Schiff claims DHS is blocking whistleblower's access to records before testimony GOP lawmakers distance themselves from Trump comments on transfer of power MORE (D-Calif.) to “immediately” resign from Congress for misquoting Trump in a dramatic reading that Schiff later described as a parody of the president’s call with Zelensky. 

“He was supposedly reading the exact transcribed version of the call, but he completely changed the words to make it sound horrible, and me sound guilty,” Trump tweeted.  


Several polls taken this week show the public generally evenly split on Trump's impeachment.