Democrats Begin to Applaud Impeachment...Until Pelosi Gives Them a Look

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019 8:58 PM
Democrats Begin to Applaud Impeachment...Until Pelosi Gives Them a Look

Source: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

Laughs, smiles, and applause. Does that sound like a "solemn" day to you? Throughout Wednesday's debate on the House floor over impeaching President Trump, Democrats cracked jokes about wanting to impeach him months before he even called the Ukrainian president, and others applauded while their colleagues painted him as an unconstitutional ogre.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had promised us that today was going to be a "sad and prayerful" day as they prepared to vote on their two articles of impeachment against Trump. Both articles, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, have now passed.

As soon as the speaker announced that the "yays" had it, a few Democrats began to applaud. That peetered out quickly as Pelosi gave them a dagger of a look. 

NBC anchor Lester Holt and Dana Bash noticed "the look."

"She did not want any kind of victory celebration on the floor of the House," Bash said.

As you can hear, Republicans also jeered the Democrats' celebration.

Now that the House has impeached the president, this process is now heading for a Senate trial. It is expected to begin the second week of January.