House Speaker Nancy Pelosi frustratedly brushed off reporters on Thursday when they asked her to clarify actions taken by the House Judiciary Committee who approved rules for an investigation into the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump.
“I’m not answering any more questions on investigations,” Pelosi said at her weekly press conference.
“I’m not answering any more questions on this subject,” the House speaker snapped at reporters, as questions poured in about what the investigation could mean to her already divided party.
The panel voted along party lines, 24-17 on Thursday, according to a report by the and confirmed a set of rules for the impeachment inquiry that could end in a recommendation of impeachment proceedings later in the year.
During the initial questioning about the vote, Pelosi assured reporters that the committee is digging into valid issues of concern to Americans:
“Is the specific language not important?” one reporter asked.
“They understand that impeachment is a very divisive measure, but if we have to go there, we’ll have to go there,” Pelosi answered. “But we can’t go there unless we have the facts. And we will follow the facts and we will follow the obstruction that the president is making of us getting the facts and make our decision when we’re ready. That’s the only thing I’m going to say about the subject and there’s nothing different from one day to the next.”
“I’m not answering any more questions on this subject,” she snapped at one point according to the DailyMail.
“I have said what I’m going to say on the subject. That’s it,” said Pelosi, replying to all follow-ups by saying, “Next question on any other subject?”
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) September 12, 2019
She also accused the reporters of being “hung up” on language when they made a point of talking about the impeachment inquiry that the committee is pursuing.
Written by Savannah Pointer.