Politics Appearing Wednesday on The Intercept’s Deconstructed podcast, far-left moviemaker Michael Moore said both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence might both be impeached, leading the way for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to become president.
A transcript is as follows:
MEHDI HASAN: A great deal of liberals and individuals on the left, when you state “Impeach Trump,” not a lot, however there’s a faction of individuals I hear over the last number of years, “Impeaching Trump, if he was to be convicted and gotten rid of from office, you get President Mike Pence, who is worse in many ways due to the fact that he’s an ideologue.” Do you share that world view?
MICHAEL MOORE: Pence is captured up in the Ukraine criminal offense, and Pence will go too.
HASAN: Woah, you’re calling for President Pelosi? That’s what occurs next, right?
MOORE: Well, year. Remember Agnew went before Nixon, Agnew was Nixon’s vice president, and that had to do with a year prior to that Watergate impeachment. There may not suffice time, however what the Constitution states needs to occur is, Pence becomes president [if President Trump is impeached] and after that the next in line is Nancy Pelosi. However he might choose Trump. I believe that this will probably end up in the courts, or a minimum of at the Supreme Court.
HASAN: I just want to get a sense of the space here, how you stand on a Trump vs. Pence presidency, here? Who would prefer a Trump presidency and rather he not be impeached and not get Pence? Who would prefer a Pence presidency to a Trump presidency?
MOORE: Here’s actually what is better about Pence over Trump. Pence has an ideology. Pence thinks in things. Trump has no ideology, he only thinks in Donald J. Trump.