Pelosi: 'I find it a waste of my time' to 'just be talking about what Republicans say'

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Sherrod Brown backs new North American trade deal: 'This will be the first trade agreement I've ever voted for' Overnight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — Turf war derails push on surprise medical bills | Bill would tax e-cigarettes to pay for anti-vaping campaign | .5M ad blitz backs vulnerable Dems on drug prices MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday she found it a waste of her time to continually respond to Republican remarks on impeachment.

“I really have a real discomfort level of responding to what Republicans say because they are in denial about what has happened in the country,” Pelosi told CBS’s Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation.” “So if you want to ask me about where we're going on this, I'm happy to respond to that. But I find it a waste of my time and yours to just be talking about what Republicans say.”


When Brennan clarified that she was giving Pelosi an opportunity to respond to Republican critique of the inquiry, Pelosi replied, “I don’t want to respond.”

“Let their arguments stand because there's so much quicksand that I don't even want to have it given any more visibility by my dignifying any of their misrepresentations of what they say,” Pelosi said.

“I say to everybody else, I'm not here to talk about what they say because they're not facing the reality of what is happening to our country. And this is about our democracy that is at risk with this president in the White House,” she added.

The Speaker did eventually address the Republican argument that even if Trump pressured Ukraine to announce an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Media organization fights Trump administration over Ukraine documents FOIA Buttigieg releases list of campaign bundlers MORE and his son to secure U.S. military aid, there was no quid pro quo because the aid was released without such an announcement’

"The Republicans like to say, if you want to talk about them, 'Oh, it doesn't matter. The aid was released.' No, the whistle was blown. The whistle was blown. And that was blown long before we heard about it," she said. "Don't forget that in, in between all of that came, the inspector general, an inspector general appointed by President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Seven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed MORE. And the inspector general said that this was of urgent concern. And so that is what intervened."