In response to a question from reporter James Rosen at a press conference Thursday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi left the podium and approached the crowd, pointing her finger and shouting.

“Do you hate the president?” the Sinclair TV reporter asked.

“I don’t hate anybody,” she said. “Not anybody in the world. Do not accuse me–”

“I did not accuse you, I asked a question,” Rosen said. “Rep. Collins suggested yesterday that the Democrats are doing this simply because they don’t like the guy, I think it is an important point.”

“I think the president is a coward when it comes to helping our kids, who are afraid of gun violence,” Pelosi said, returning to the podium. “I think he is cruel when he doesn’t deal with helping our DREAMers, of whom we are very proud. I think he is in denial about the Constitution — about the climate crisis.”

“However, that’s about the election,” she continued. “Take it up in the election. This [impeachment] 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 a sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone… I pray for the president all the time. So, don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that.”

The above comes from a Dec. 5 story on Real Clear Politics.