1. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"Yesterday the president gave us, once again, evidence that he does not know right from wrong. It's a very sad thing, a very sad thing that he does not know right from wrong."
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"For the president to be so cavalier, to disregard, to be indifferent to law, and any sense of ethics that who we are as a country to say he would invite foreign intervention further. The intelligence community, with great confidence has put forth that the Russians interfered in our election. That's an assault on our democracy, an assault on our democracy. This president says, it's a hoax. He takes an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. But, I guess it doesn't include him in terms of being, to be held accountable, to obey the law."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"It's so self-evident, as a matter of ethics, but we'll have to codify it, mandating a duty to report for campaigns, of campaigns reporting foreign interventions in our elections."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"There is, in the law, that you cannot accept contributions and that includes in-kind, from a foreign, you campaign cannot from a foreign, and that is in the law. But if it needs more clarity then we will go the duty to report. Not that only you don't accept it, but that you report it to the FBI because this is, it's an invasion of our democracy."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump doesn't know right from wrong and is "indifferent to law and any sense of ethics about who we are as a country."
The top House Democrat said Thursday that when Trump says he's open to accepting information from a foreign power against a political opponent he is ignoring his oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution.
She said that "it's a very sad thing, a very sad thing that he does not know right from wrong."
She said Congress should codify "a duty to report" any effort by a foreign government to
provide assistance to a U.S. presidential campaign.
She says "everybody in the country should be totally appalled" by Trump's remarks to ABC News.
Trump told ABC Wednesday that if a foreign power were offering dirt on his 2020 opponent, he'd be open to accepting it and would have no obligation to call in the FBI.
Pelosi is one of Trump's leading antagonists. But she is taking a slow, cautious approach when many in her party are demanding an impeachment inquiry.