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In contrast to CNN sprinting to bestow the mantle of “historic” onto Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) Tuesday announcement that House Democrats would be starting official impeachment inquiries, there was only one network evening newscast that used the term to glorify the move: ABC’s World News Tonight. Neither CBS Evening News nor NBC Nightly News used that term, with the former cautioning about the harm impeachment would have on the country.
“Good evening and it's great to have you with us on a Tuesday night. And we begin tonight with the rare and historic move in Washington late today,” proclaimed sensationalist anchor David Muir at the top of the program.
He then touted how Pelosi was finally ready to chase impeachment after months of not moving on the issue and holding her caucus back:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, after months of urging caution, telling fellow Democrats to follow the facts, she was before the cameras a short time ago, saying President Trump has, quote, “seriously violated the constitution.” Speaker Pelosi saying no one is above the law, announcing an official impeachment inquiry will now move forward.
Senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce had similar praise for the Speaker, saying, “She's resisted for months, but tonight, Speaker Nancy Pelosi finally made her move.” Later adding: “Capitol Hill was a flurry of activity. In the past 24 hours, a wave of Democrats declaring now is the time to impeach.”