While disappointed with President Trump being acquitted for a second time, she said she will not consider censure as an alternative.
Pelosi told reporters after the Senate vote leading to Trump being acquitted “censure is a slap in the face of the Constitution. It lets everybody off the hook, it lets everybody off the hook.”
“Oh, these cowardly senators who couldn’t face up to what the president did and what was at stake for our country are now going to have a chance to give a little slap on the wrist?” Pelosi continued while slapping her own wrist.
“We censure people for using stationery for the wrong purpose,” said Pelosi, referring to Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) being censured for an incident in 2010.
“We don’t censure people for inciting insurrection that kills people in the Capitol.”