House Speaker Nancy Pelosi compared herself to poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow while claiming “The Russians are coming!” at the US Capitol Building on Thursday.
Pelosi was talking about the Senate impeachment trial and waxed poetic on the time the articles of impeachment were brought up on the House Floor.
“The day we were bringing the articles to the Floor I quoted the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere ('Paul Revere’s Ride' is the actual title) ‘On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five: Hardly a man is now alive. Who remembers that famous day and year.’
Those of you who remember Longfellow's poem, know that in there he says, the English are coming, the English are coming. We'll let you know. One if by land, two of by sea," Pelosi said.
"This case, the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming, and the president has led a clear path for them to interfere once again in our elections as they are currently doing.
I said then, as Longfellow said then-then. Fate of the nation was riding that night."