During Democratic President Joe Biden's inauguration speech, he called for unity in a country more divided by ever.
The next day, at a press conference, Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of California was asked whether impeaching former President Trump would undercut Biden's message.
Pelosi answered forcefully, saying:
"I don't see that at all. I think [not impeaching Trump] would be harmful to unity."
Pelosi continued, explaining:
"Just because he's gone now ― thank god ― you don't say to a president, 'Do whatever you want in the last months of your administration' … because people think we should make nice-nice and forget that people died here, that [Trump attempted] to undermine our election, to undermine our democracy, to dishonor our Constitution."
The Speaker of the House made it clear unity does not mean ignoring everything that's happened in the past several months.
" Joe Biden said it beautifully: 'If you're going to unite, you must remember. That's our responsibility, to uphold the integrity of the Congress of the United States. That's our responsibility, to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. And that is what we will do."
The House of Representatives impeached President Trump the week before he left office, making him the only President in history to be impeached twice.
When asked whether she had any specific date in mind for sending the House's impeachment documents to the Senate, Pelosi responded:
"Nope. It will be soon, as I said. You'll be the first to know."
Pelosi was given huge props by Twitter users who were eager to make sure the government didn't confuse unity and accountability.
Nancy Pelosi wants America to know acknowledging the wrongdoing of the past is important to finding peace and unity as a nation.