Nancy Pelosi says Donald Trump ‘just not worth’ the hassle of impeachment

Cheryl Sanders
March 14, 2019

"This is news. I'm going to give you some news right now because I haven't said this to any press person before".

It is "so divisive to the country that unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don't we should go down that path", Pelosi herself said.

The chairmen of several powerful investigative committees backed Ms Pelosi, but a crop of members on the left disagreed with her insistence that Republican support was a key ingredient for impeachment.

Chabot said if there is evidence that Trump "colluded with (Russian President Vladimir) Putin to steal an election - if that really happened - then he ought to be impeached, as far as I'm concerned".

Nancy asserted that she is against Trump's impeachment unless there's something compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan.

But Pelosi was quick to state that she wouldn't fixate on the possibility of impeachment proceedings.


It was Pelosi's most direct comment yet on Trump's possible impeachment, a topic she has dealt with cautiously as it carries the potential to sharply split Democrats and the public ahead of next year's White House and congressional elections. Many of those factors are not on our side. "Calling someone unfit for office is one thing, having the proof or something in a series of actions he has taken is quite another".

The speaker's ability to keep the House Democratic Caucus-which spans the political spectrum from moderate liberals to Democratic Socialists-is also at play, the strategists said. Neither was removed. In the aftermath of the U.S. Civil War, Johnson was impeached in 1868 after firing his secretary of war, only to be acquitted by the Senate.

Pelosi is no doubt remembering the Clinton impeachment and how the Republicans wound up making the president into a sympathetic figure for much of the public. They would need to focus their attention not on the relatively arid question of whether the president has committed a high crime or misdemeanor, but on the more substantive question of how we expect presidents to behave in office and why.

Furthermore, when a president enjoys a healthy economy, he nearly always get reelected. But she refers to this as oversight, not investigation, and is determined that the responsibility given to Congress in the Constitution be carried out in an orderly, deliberative manner.

"That doesn't mean we are voting on it, it means we are beginning the process to look at some of these alleged claims", Tlaib said.

Mueller is also looking into whether Trump has attempted to obstruct the investigation. By declaring Trump essentially unimpeachable, the House speaker gives future presidents the impunity to act as these choose, virtually without effect.


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the proposal, "cruel and shortsighted...a roadmap to a sicker, weaker America". They are there to lead us to our shared goals, not to deliver us the immediate personal satisfaction we desire.

For now, most House Democrats appear willing to trust Pelosi on the matter.

While acknowledging that she found Trump "ethically unfit". When Raskin says the "republic is worth it", he is asserting that the president is too risky to leave in power until 2021. She stood her ground, won that battle, and showed us that she can help us win the war.

She knows what she's doing. "Our democracy must be protected", she tweeted recently. Pelosi forged messy consensus on a resolution condemning all forms of bigotry, in an area where Trumpian excesses (his racism and hate) roiled her conference, demanding an unusually ambitious response to one member's offenses.

Cavuto shot back, "You don't like the way the president speaks".


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