Pelosi Backs Nadler On ‘Constitutional Crisis’: They Won’t ‘Honor Their Oath Of Office’


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) backed up House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler’s (D-NY) declaration on Wednesday evening that the U.S. is in the midst of a “Constitutional crisis.”

“Yes, I do agree with Chairman Nadler because the administration has decided that they are not going to honor their oath of office,” she said Thursday when asked about Nadler’s remarks to the press after his committee voted to recommend that Congress hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt. “Now, he’s staked out because he has seen so much in the committee work. I’m very proud of the Judiciary Committee and the work they have done.”

Pelosi was otherwise tightlipped about if or when a House vote on the Barr contempt might occur, alluding to “other contempt of Congress issues” that the House might want to address as a package.

“When we’re ready, we’ll come to the floor. We’ll just see because there may be other contempt of Congress issues that we want to deal with at the same time. And he (Nadler) wants to do it as soon as possible and so do we, ” she said. “So I support the path that our chairmen are on, and I do believe it will establish the case for where we go from here.”

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