After House Democrats voted to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday evening, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi touted their success at a press conference and said she did it for Elijah.
Paying tribute to the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, who was an avid supporter for impeaching the president, Pelosi said, “I just want to add that one person who isn’t with us physically in this room, but I know he was present all day for the deliberations… our former Oversight Committee Chair, our north star, Elijah Cummings.”
Pelosi repeated two quotes from Cummings. “He said, ‘When the history books are written about this tumultuous era, I want them to show that I was among those in the House of Representatives who stood up to lawlessness and tyranny.’”
“He also said, ‘When we’re dancing with the angels, the question will be, ‘What did you do to make sure to keep our democracy intact,’” Pelosi added.
“We did all we could, Elijah. We passed the two articles of impeachment. The president is impeached,” Pelosi declared.
WATCH her remarks in the video below:
Speaker Pelosi, invoking the late Elijah Cummings: “We did all we could, Elijah. We passed the two articles of impeachment. The president is impeached.” Via ABC pic.twitter.com/YaReEwNObc
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Pelosi also quoted Cummings during deliberations earlier in the day, as she prompted Democrats to vote for the impeachment.
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) December 18, 2019
Cummings reportedly signed impeachment-related subpoenas from his hospital bed before he died in October.
Below is a video of Cummings when he made the statement to which Pelosi referred:
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