Speaker Pelosi defends impeachment in face of Biden's call for unity: 'We must do it”

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday defended Democrats' pursuit of impeachment despite President Biden's repeated calls for uniting a divided nation.

Pelosi said the House of Representatives will be sending over the article of impeachment against former President Trump "soon" because he must be held accountable for the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol that left five people dead. She's "not worried" about impeachment sowing more division, she said.

"The fact is the President of the United States committed an act of incitement of insurrection," Pelosi said Thursday at a news conference at the Capitol. "I don't think it's very unifying to say, oh, let's just forget it and move on. That's not how you unify."

During his inaugural address, Biden talked about bringing the country together and for people on other sides of the aisle to listen and give each other a chance to move forward. Impeachment is inherently divisive and Republicans have called on Biden and Democrats to stop the process of putting Trump on trial, especially since he's no longer in office.

But Pelosi talked of the trauma that members and staff suffered on Jan. 6 when a mob stormed the Capitol in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying Biden's electoral victory. More than just the objects and property that were stolen and destroyed, she said b... (Read more)