House Speaker Nancy Pelosi received what seems to be the biggest standing ovation ever in the history of Bill Maher’s show last night after being introduced on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
Speaker Pelosi had a great time on the show and both mocked Donald Trump and perhaps showed in action what her strategy is to secure a conviction and removal of Trump from office. She mocked Trump by reminding him that being impeached is not a good thing and it lasts forever.
“You are impeached forever,” Pelosi said with a huge smile, “No matter what the Senate does, it can never be erased.” She made it clear that she was speaking directly to Trump as well, as she continued explaining why Trump was impeached.
Bill Maher, on the notion that trump actually wanted to be impeached: "Just for the record, being impeached is a bad thing, right?"
Nancy Pelosi: "And you're impeached FOREVER."
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“If I knew that the president is listening, I would want him to know that he is impeached forever, and he is impeached forever because he used the office of the president to try to influence a foreign country for his personal and political benefit. In doing so, he undermined our national security, he was disloyal to his oath of office to protect the Constitution and he placed in jeopardy the integrity of our election. He gave us no choice,” Speaker Pelosi explained.
Trump has shown that he gets very upset when the fact that his impeachment is a permanent mark on his record is brought up. Speaker Pelosi keeps repeating the fact that Trump is impeached forever for a reason. She is highly tactical and knows what she is dealing with when it comes to Trump.
Reminding Trump of something that bothers him may be intended to get him to want a more full Senate trial so he can “clear” his name. Trump hates that he cannot get impeachment off his record, so the next best thing in his mind might be to have a full trial. Speaker Pelosi mocking Trump over his impeachment seems to be her way of trying to bait him into a full trial, where his chances of conviction go way up with the introduction of new witnesses and evidence.
The entire episode can in fact be watched in the footage below if you would like to see it.