House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday—without showing evidence—that the removal of President Donald Trump received bipartisan support, that is, from both Democrats and Republicans.

Pelosi said so a day after the vote she is pushing in the House to impeach the president for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, despite the fact that no evidence of the crimes was found after weeks of hearings and interrogations.

“It is interesting to see the response that we are getting, bipartisan across party lines,” said Pelosi, who initiated and led the impeachment proceedings against the president.

However, based on the numbers, Pelosi was not telling the truth as all the Republicans (192) voted on Wednesday evening against the controversial accusations presented by the Democrats.

Some Democrats voted against impeachment

Only 228 Democratic representatives voted in favor. Moreover, the only bipartisanship that took place was in the Democratic ranks where three of their congressmen voted against the impeachment and a fourth, Tulsi Gabbard voted “present.”

According to Newsmax, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has criticized Pelosi for withholding the articles of impeachment that should have been sent to the Senate as a “negotiation tactic.”

“It is difficult to imagine anything more unconstitutional,” Dershowitz added, comparing Pelosi’s delaying strategy to that of a prosecutor who accuses a person with no intention of bringing the accused to trial, thus violating his duty and denying the accused his right to defend himself and be acquitted.

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