WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined to comment when asked if there is an existing law that she thinks President Donald Trump broke during his conversation with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“I’m not answering any questions about the president here unless you want to ask me why he doesn’t support ending gun violence,” Pelosi said on Wednesday after speaking at a gun control protest outside of the Capitol Building.
When announcing the impeachment inquiry of Trump on Tuesday, Pelosi said that “no one is above the law.”
Pelosi was also asked for her response to Republicans who have argued that opening an impeachment inquiry is a distraction from the role that former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 presidential candidate, played in the firing of Ukraine Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, who was investigating a company his son, Hunter, had been involved with at the time.
“That’s not even a decent question,” Pelosi replied.
During an event at the Council of Foreign Relations last year, Biden discussed his role in the firing of the prosecutor in Ukraine.
“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” Biden recalled telling then-president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in March of 2016. “Well, son of a bitch, he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”