In a rambling speech meant to convince us she’s truly heartbroken over this whole “impeachment” business, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asserted Wednesday that it's up to President Trump to “exonerate himself” of Democrats’ charges that he abused his power to pressure Ukrainian officials into investigating former VP Joe Biden’s family for corruption.
“We have to be worthy of the Constitution as we go forward," Pelosi said. "We have to be fair to the president, and that’s why this is an inquiry and not an outright impeachment, and we have to give the president his chance to exonerate himself. But he thinks what he did was ‘perfect.’”
Get that? It’s the president’s job to prove he’s not guilty of what he’s been accused – not Congress’ job to prove their allegations are true.
"This is about the facts relating to the Constitution, and that is how we proceed, with dignity, with respect, prayerfully and, again, worthy of the sacrifice of our founders, the sacrifice of the men and women in uniform who fight for our freedom, and the aspirations of our children so they will live under future presidents who will honor the Constitution of the United States," she added.
Perhaps someone should remind Pelosi that the “facts relating to the Constitution” also provide that a person is innocent until proven guilty, and that it is not incumbent upon the accused to “exonerate himself.”
Then again, Democrats also wanted SCOTUS Justice Brett Kavanaugh to somehow prove he never tried to rape anyone back in high school some 30-odd years ago, so this does seem par for the course.