Michelle Obama speaks out on 'surreal' impeachment proceedings

Former first lady Michelle Obama said she thinks the U.S. can come back from the impeachment proceedings involving President Donald Trump, adding "we have seen worse times."

In an interview with Today, Obama called the proceedings "surreal," but when asked if she thinks the country can come back from it, she was quick to answer: "Oh yeah."

"We have seen tough times in this country. You know we've gone through depressions and wars and bombings and terrorist attacks, and we've gone through Jim Crow, and we've always come out stronger," she continued. 

"And that's what we have to continue to believe because what's our choice? To ball up in a corner and call it a day? Well, that's not fair to this next generation that's coming before us that are counting on us to get this right," she said.

Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that relevant committees would begin drafting impeachment articles against the president — possibly before Christmas.

"The president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit," Pelosi said last week.

Despite the impeachment proceedings highlighting an apparent political divide, the former first lady emphasized a unifying message, saying it's not about one party, but about the nation coming together.

"It's not an 'us or them,' it's not an 'R or a D [Republican or Democrat].' We are all here as part of this country,'' Obama said. "We all want the same things, it's just sometimes that gets lost in the noise."

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