Nancy Pelosi crashed the House impeachment manager’s post-trial press conference Saturday to rage against Mitch McConnell and call out Republicans‘ ‘cowardly’ vote to stop Donald Trump from being convicted for ‘incitement of insurrection’.

‘It had not been my intention to come to this press availability,’ Pelosi said as she spoke to reporters on the fifth and final day of the Senate proceedings. ‘But what we saw today was a cowardly group of Republicans who apparently have no options because they were afraid to defend their job – respect the institution in which they serve.’

‘But why I came over was because I listened to Mitch McConnell,’ Pelosi continued.

McConnell took the Senate floor shortly after Democrats failed to earn the two-thirds votes needed to convict the former president – and the Republican leader argued Congress no longer had jurisdiction over Trump’s actions because is no longer president.

Pelosi angrily recounted the events of January where McConnell, who was still Senate majority leader at the time, refused to accept the impeachment article against Trump before Joe Biden’s inauguration.

‘So for him to get up there and make this indictment against the president and then say, ‘but I can’t vote for it because it’s after the fact.’ The fact that he established! The fact that he established that it could not be delivered after the inauguration.’

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When asked about censuring the ex-president, Pelosi asserted that didn’t go nearly far enough.

‘Oh these cowardly senators who couldn’t face up to what the president did and what was at stake for our country are now going to have a chance to give a little slap on the wrist,’ she said as she physically gave herself a slap on the wrist.

‘We censure people for using stationary for the wrong purpose,’ she said, picking up a few pieces of paper laying on the podium and waving them around.

She added: ‘We don’t censure people for inciting insurrections.’

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Source: dailymail.co.uk

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