“I don’t want to pay money for a book that was a substitute for testifying before Congress about the well-being of the American people,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.
As for impeachment, she said, “I have no regrets — no, I’m very proud of what we did.”
To Republicans, Mr. Bolton’s turn against the president meant it was time to turn on Mr. Bolton.
“Money drives a lot of people to say a lot of things,” said Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California and the minority leader. “We’ve watched people before make lies about the president.”
Mr. Bolton’s book, he later added on Twitter, “could jeopardize our national security. Appalling.”