1. SOUNDBITE (English) Nancy Pelosi, (D) Speaker of the House:
"In the morning I was on (NBC News reporter) Andrea Mitchell and she asked me something about the president. I said it is my practice our custom everybody respects it, that when we are overseas we never criticized the president of the United States. And we were right there in Normandy with the tombstones behind us and the rest. So I just wasn't going to engage in that but I never do anyway. It's our practice. When he then came on TV later in front of those same tombstones and started saying all this stuff it was so beyond inappropriate I felt really sorry for him."
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Nancy Pelosi, (D) Speaker of the House:
"I don't think there's anything more divisive we can do than to impeach a president of the United States. And so you have to handle it with great care. It has to be about the truth and the facts to take you to whatever decision has to be there. It should by no means be done politically. You shouldn't impeach politically or you shouldn't not impeach politically."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Nancy Pelosi, (D) Speaker of the House:
"What's sad for us is that this is a admitted assault on our democracy. Every agency of intelligence agency has high confidence that this happened. There's proof and the rest. Mueller report subscribes to that. And the president of the United States says it's a hoax. A hoax. The president said should be the one taking the lead to look into what happened there and instead saying they could do it again. There's something very wrong with this picture."
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi spoke to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York on Thursday. Pelosi answered questions from journalist Fareed Zakaria. She said she felt sorry for President Trump when he called her a "nasty, vindictive, horrible person," in an interview in Normandy, France, which he was visiting for D-Day commemorations. Pelosi also said there's nothing more divisive than an impeachment of a president and than an impeachment has to be based on facts, not politics. Pelosi also pointed out that President Trump has called Russian election meddling a hoax, commenting There's something very wrong with this picture."