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“If he comes I’m going to punch him out. I’ve been waiting for this. For trespassing on the Capitol grounds. I’m going to punch him out and I’m going to go to jail and I’m going to be happy.”
— Speaker Nancy Pelosi, quoted by Insider, when a staffer told her on January 6 that Donald Trump would not join the March to the Capitol.
“There has been some interest in the holiday. The pros of it are that it’s good PR — you’re asking about it. The cons are that there’s no guarantee that the reduction in the federal tax would be passed on to the consumer. We have no evidence to think that the oil companies would pass that on to the consumer.”
— Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw cold water on the idea of a national gas tax holiday, which some vulnerable House Democrats have embraced, Politico reports.
“I think they should just shut up.”
— Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), quoted by The Hill, on Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO).
“What I’m concerned about is the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, who was willing to overlook, ignore those statements … assigning her to the Education Committee when she has mocked the killing of little children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, when she has mocked the killing of teenagers in high school, at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. What could they be thinking? Or is thinking too generous a word for what they might be doing?”
— Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) denounced House Republican leaders for appointing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to the committee overseeing education after she has questioned the legitimacy of mass shootings and harassed student survivors, NBC News reports.
“Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats have secured enough votes to impeach President Trump for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol that left five dead. At least 218 Democrats have now signed onto an impeachment resolution, enough to pass the measure should it come to the floor later this week,” Politico reports.
“This president is guilty of inciting insurrection. He has to pay a price for that.”
— Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on “60 Minutes.”
“I don’t think there should be any debates … I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him, nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States.”
— Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Politico that she doesn’t think Joe Biden should agree to debate President Trump.
“I have real problems with this president because he doesn’t tell the truth, he doesn’t honor the Constitution and he’s harming children. My whole message is about children. Anybody who hurts children — I’m a lioness. Watch out.”
— Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in an interview with Variety.
“This president is impeached for life regardless of any gamesmanship on the part of Mitch McConnell. There is nothing the Senate can do to ever erase that.”
— Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on ABC News.
“No. I’m not holding them indefinitely. I’ll send them over when I’m ready. That will probably be soon.”
— Speaker Nancy Pelosi, at a press briefing, on if she’ll hold the articles of impeachment indefinitely.