Christine Pelosi defends her mother’s impeachment moves, says House Speaker ‘does pray for the president’


Christine Pelosi on Nancy Pelosi’s handling of the impeachment of President Trump

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s daughter Christine Pelosi joins Martha MacCallum for an exclusive interview on ‘The Story.’

Democratic strategist Christine Pelosi — daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., — defended her mother’s case for impeaching President Trump Monday, saying he made a conscious choice not to offer a defense during the House’s inquiry.

Pelosi, the author of “The Nancy Pelosi Way: Advice on Success, Leadership, and Politics From America’s Most Powerful Woman,” also told Martha MacCallum on “The Story” that her mother was being serious when she previously claimed to always have been “pray[ing] for the president.”

“Nancy Pelosi was raised in a Catholic home in Baltimore, and she and my dad, Paul, raised five kids through Catholic school,” Christine said of the Speaker — whose father and brother, both named Thomas D’Alesandro, were mayors of the Charm City.

“She does pray for the president — prays for him to have an open heart, prays for our country and prays for people in our community constantly,” she continued, adding that Speaker Pelosi is one of few lawmakers who will speak publicly about faith and prayer.

“We do have to pray for the president and we have to pray for each other,” Pelosi added.

MacCallum pressed Pelosi on her mother’s statement that impeaching Trump should be done under bipartisan circumstances or risk dividing the country. The host pointed out the House vote on impeachment showed deep partisan divisions.

“Donald Trump’s conduct changed that,” Christine Pelosi said. “The Ukraine phone call that you heard from the whistleblower, and then the bipartisan … witnesses that came forward and testified as to holding up the [Ukraine aid] money in violation of the law passed by Congress, and then the obstruction of justice. So you have obstruction [and] you have abuse of power

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