The State: ‘Sad time for our country’: Nancy Pelosi talks Trump impeachment inquiry in SC

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a room full of South Carolina Democrats Friday night that she believes Democrats and Republicans in Washington can work together to cut rising health care costs and solve the country’s infrastructure woes.

“We have been legislating,” she said, noting U.S. House bills backed by Democrats. “Unfortunately, we’ve also had to be investigating.”

Pelosi’s appearance as the featured speaker at the S.C. Democratic Party’s fundraiser comes as details continue to emerge about President Donald Trump and his request of the Ukrainian president to investigate 2020 presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden.

That request, at the heart of the impeachment process that Pelosi launched Sept. 24, has roiled an already divided country.

It’s a “sad time for our country,” Pelosi said Friday night in Greenville, located in arguably the state’s most conservative region.

Not one Democrat ran for Congress to impeach the president, she said.

“This is about the constitution of the United States,” Pelosi said. “A system of checks and balances. That is what our democracy is about.”

As to whether the U.S. House will ultimately impeach Trump, Pelosi said, “When we have more facts, we will be ready.”

One man loudly exclaimed in the Hyatt Regency ballroom, “We’re ready.”

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