House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats celebrated the passage of impeachment articles against President Trump yesterday. Pelosi and the Democrats could barely contain themselves. Among the celebratory events was a ceremonial “engrossment” of the articles (video below).
The engrossment — it was gross. Pelosi signed the articles at the engrossment as though the signing represented an epochal achievement along the lines of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with souvenir pens for everyone who contributed. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise perfectly captured my most printable reaction in his tweet.
So much for “somber” and “solemn.”
House Dems are so excited about impeachment that they’re passing out commemorative pens and grinning for photos at a celebration ceremony.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 15, 2020
Rep. Lee Zeldin put it this way.
Apparently the “solemn” and “somber” impeachment requires a ton of pens for Pelosi to use to sign.🤔
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) January 16, 2020
Let us linger over one more tweet.
I’d like to think Pelosi had to delay delivering the articles for weeks not because of some grand strategy, but because she was waiting for her pens to be done and shipped to her. https://t.co/1cMwriWHUo
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 16, 2020