WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, applauded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for opening an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, calling it a historic “moment of reckoning.”
“He’s endangered us all by putting his personal and political interests against the interests of the American people, so this is a moment of reckoning — a historic moment. And I’m very grateful to Speaker Pelosi for her leadership,” Clinton said during her speech at NARAL’s 50th Anniversary Dinner on Thursday evening, where she was honored with a lifetime achievement award.
Clinton said Trump has “betrayed his oath of office to uphold the Constitution and protect and defend our country.”
“This is not a political statement. It’s a harsh reality, which is why the speaker has acted because it goes to the core of our values, our strength, our freedom, our security, our prosperity,” she said. “In one of those ironic twists of history, I worked on the Nixon impeachment inquiry all those years ago — very, very young lawyer just out of law school.”