Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night, Pelosi said that the Democrats need to be sure that they have an 'ironclad' case against the president and avoid a situation where the president actually wants to be impeached.
I think the president wants us to impeach him.
He knows it's not a good idea to be impeached, but the silver lining for him is then, he believes, that he would be exonerated by the United States Senate.
And there is a school of thought that says, 'If the Senate acquits you, why bring charges against him in the private sector when he's no longer president?'
So when we go through with our case, it's got to be ironclad. Ironclad.
Pelosi added that she believes that the Republican senate is "completely in the pocket of Donald Trump" and wouldn't speak up even if they knew the president had committed a crime.
The full interview, where the 79-year-old also touches on the Mueller Report and the US heath care system, has been shared on YouTube and is well worth 14 minutes of your day.