The Arrogance Of Speaker Pelosi

Written by Bill Thomas on January 15, 2020

Years ago, Solomon wrote, “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18)  This truth is about to be played out in real-time with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Speaker Pelosi has been in Congress for over thirty-one years and has served three times as House Speaker. Throughout her time, she’s advocated liberal, Democrat policies. As bad as she’s been over the years (and that’s pretty awful), Pelosi’s arrogant, dishonest actions regarding impeachment are over the top.

Pelosi somehow believes that she has the moral high ground. That would be a laughable sentence if it wasn’t so damaging to the country.

She led off the impeachment fiasco by asserting that it had to be bipartisan. In March of 2019 she said in an interview, “impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path.” 

It seems Nancy was lying. She never intended for it to be a bipartisan thing. It was always the Democrat plan and as soon as the country gave them control of the House, the impeachment machine got rolling. It was an action looking for a crime to fuel it. In the end, having nothing and running out of time, the Democrats impeached the president because they hate him, and by extension, those of us who voted for him.

She’s sending over the articles of impeachment on January 15th knowing that, constitutionally, the Senate makes the rules for the impeachment hearing. She also knows that the House managers have no case and that President Trump will not be removed from office. She’s angry, agitated, and frustrated. In an ABC interview over the weekend, she bitterly spat, “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.”

As much as she claims to not hate, this statement drips with loathing.

Pelosi and her Democrat cronies in the House told us that impeachment was urgent. On December 5, 2019, Stephen Collinson, writing in a CNN blog, wrote, “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Democrats are injecting an urgent new argument into their already fast-moving impeachment drive: President Donald Trump poses such a flagrant threat to American governance and democracy that there is no time to waste.”

They were lying again. President Trump is such a flagrant threat to American governance that Pelosi and the Democrats held the articles of impeachment four weeks before sending them to the Senate! The arrogance of Pelosi and the Democrats knows no bounds. They think we can’t see through this charade. They think we can’t see their real motive. Impeachment is a 2020 campaign tool.

Pelosi also demonstrated her arrogance in sending over the articles of impeachment. Earlier this week, in an interview, she declared, “senators will pay a price if they block new witnesses from testifying in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.”  She said Americans expect a fair trial. It’s hard to see how she would know a fair trial if she saw one. Certainly, the Schiff show that masqueraded as an impeach inquiry was anything but fair. She then doubled down, arrogantly adding, “The House will now proceed with a vote on transmitting the articles of impeachment and naming impeachment managers on Wednesday. The president and the senators will be held accountable.”

Let’s look at that last statement just a second. I suppose holding the president accountable would fit, but how will the Senate be held accountable? Clearly what she means is if the Senate doesn’t agree with her, they are covering up. Where I come from, demanding that others see things as you do is the height of arrogance.

That’s the position of the Democrats and their despicable media accomplices. Their hatred of Trump has blinded them and rendered them incapable of objectivity. How else can their lack of support for the Iranian protestors be explained? 

Pride goes before a fall. It might be a lesson Speaker Pelosi and her Democrat party should consider.

Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas lives in Washington, Missouri and is a professor at St. Louis Christian College. He's also on staff at First Christian Church in Washington, Missouri. He's authored two novellas, From the Ashes and The Sixty-First Minute published by White Feather Press of MI and three Bible studies, Surrounded by Grace, The Critical Questions and More and The Road to Victory published by CSS Publishing of OH.