Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) snapped at a reporter who asked if she hates President Trump as she was leaving her weekly press conference on Thursday.
Sinclair Broadcast Group reporter James Rosen asked the question after Pelosi had earlier stated the House will vote on articles of impeachment against Trump in the coming weeks.
"The President leaves us no choice but to act," Pelosi said. "Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders and a heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment."
Rosen defended the question as being fair because Republicans have said Democrats are primarily trying to impeach Trump because of their hatred towards him. Pelosi stopped walking and wagged her finger at Rosen as she responded.
"I don't hate anybody," Pelosi said as she made her way back to the podium. She then accused Rosen of accusing her of hating Trump.
"That has nothing to do with it. I think the president is a coward when it comes to helping our kids who are afraid of gun violence," she continued. "I think he is cruel when he doesn’t deal with helping our DREAMers, of which we’re very proud. I think he is in denial about the climate crisis. However, that is about the election."
"This is about the Constitution of the United States and the facts that lead to the president’s violation of his oath of office and as a Catholic I resent your using the word 'hate' in the sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone. I was raised in a way that is a heart full of love and always pray for the president. And I still pray for the president. I pray for the president all the time. So don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that," she said.
Pelosi then walked off and officially ended the press conference.