And you’ll never guess over what!
Progressive protesters crashed a ceremony at a San Francisco hotel earlier this week to honor House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), requesting that she support the implementation of impeachment papers against President Donald Trump.
Armed with signs reading “We can’t wait,” protesters were standing on chairs shouting, “Which side are you on, Pelosi? Impeach!” In the InterContinental hotel, where members of the San Francisco Democratic Party awarded a lifetime achievement award to the long-standing California legislator.
“Impeach Trump now!” shouted activists, who initially had been quietly seated in the audience. One woman, Thais Marques, screamed into the packed room that her “people are being killed by white supremacists” across the country. She demanded action from Pelosi. Another activist said, “We are your constituents.”
Pelosi supporters tried to drown out the activists, chanting, “Let her speak” and waving signs of Pelosi’s face superimposed onto Rosie the Riveter’s likeness. Others opted to say “hush” in deep, hoarse voices, while others screamed, “Sit down!”
Pelosi continued with her remarks and quipped that the energy in the ballroom was “making me feel right at home,” a remark that was met with raucous cheers from the crowd.
While the far-left activists were hauled out of the scene by San Francisco police officers and security, it is unclear if any were taken into custody. Protesters not only caused difficulty inside the hotel, but also outside it.
CREDO Action campaign manager Nicole Regalado, protesting Pelosi’s reluctance to back up the impeachment, yelled from outside on a megaphone:
Speaker Pelosi is right inside about to receive a lifetime achievement award, but her legacy is at a crossroads. While Donald Trump empowers white supremacists who are gunning down our communities, locks up migrant children and families in concentration camps, strips away health care protections for transgender people, and cuts millions of women off of accessing health care from Planned Parenthood.”
— CREDO Mobile (@CREDOMobile) August 22, 2019
“Basically, Trump is bad news. I hope [Pelosi] hears us and starts the impeachment process,” said another protester. “He needs to be held accountable for all the bad that he has done.”
Pelosi stayed strongly opposed to the move despite 125 House Democrats publicly supporting impeachment, instead urging committee investigators to continue their inquiries into President Trump’s obstruction and corruption.
“We will proceed when we have what we need to proceed — not one day sooner,” Pelosi told reporters.
“Everybody has the liberty and the luxury to espouse their own position and to criticize me for trying to go down the path in the most determined, positive way,” the California Democrat continued. “Again, their advocacy for impeachment only gives me leverage.”
Meanwhile, a recent announcement by the House Judiciary Committee to launch its so-called “impeachment investigation.”
In last month’s interview with ABC News, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said his panel is “investigating whether to approve Impeachment papers before the committee.”
“We have impeachment resolutions before the committee. We are conducting investigations to determine whether we should report those impeachment resolutions to the House or whether we should draft our own and report them to the House,” Nadler stated.
The New York Democrat, speaking to MSNBC previously this month, said his commission might recommend issuing impeachment articles against President Trump by late fall. “I think that we will probably get decisions by the end of October, maybe shortly thereafter we’ll get — we’ll have hearings in September and October with witnesses who are not dependent on the court proceedings, and we’ll do it through the fall,” he said. “If we decide to report articles of impeachment, we could get to that in the late fall, perhaps — in the latter part of the year.”