Pelosi Comes Out against Impeachment: 'He's Just Not Worth It'
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 13, 2019,
Mar 13, 2019, 2:25
Many progressives have called on their colleagues to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, while Pelosi and her leadership team have said Democrats should wait to see special counsel Robert Mueller III's report before evaluating that step.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said it was a "smart thing for her to say", but Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said he doesn't think it's "going to fly" with some of Pelosi's members. "Intellectually unfit. Curiosity-wise unfit", the California congresswoman spent a lot of time discussing how little time she actually spends thinking about him.
In the wide-ranging interview, Pelosi also said she believed Trump ended the longest ever shutdown in United States history earlier this year because of public sentiment.
"First, she rightly recognizes that the outcome of ending up in a place where impeaching a president probably is not good in the long run for the country", Burstein said. "'If this investigation is going to get big and robust, you need more help and you need high-quality help'".
Any attempt to impeach Donald Trump is doomed without public support, says Adam Schiff. Steyer has also vowed to target the chairmen of House panels investigating the president to ensure they do their job, as his organization has said.
Democrats have launched multiple probes into Trump's White House and personal businesses.
Pelosi's decision to announce that she is not for impeachment before Mueller's report is even released - breaking from the standard she's set for months - will certainly draw criticism.
A momentous question hanging over Washington is whether investigations into President Donald Trump will prompt the U.S. Congress to try to remove him from office through the impeachment process set out in the U.S. Constitution.
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But, in addition to Green, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said she favors impeachment because she believes that's what her constituents want.
Meanwhile, members of Pelosi's caucus have been outspoken about their desire to impeach Trump.
Pelosi's comments drew criticism from some Democrats, but MSNBC panelists agreed she seemed to be making a shrewd political calculation - and driving the president insane in the process.
Before Mr Trump left the White House on Friday for his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, he said: "The Democrats have become an anti-Israel party".
"They're [Democrats] aware that it's a deeply divided country at the moment", Dr Smith said. "He's obstructed justice at the Federal Bureau of Investigation". "You know, I have five kids, and I think I can do everything for them, but I can't control the air they breathe, the water that they drink". Well, it's important for the voters to know what Trump has been up to so they can hold him accountable at the polls in 2020.
Those investigations, led by Schiff and other House committee chairmen, are meant to keep the focus on Trump's business dealings and relationship with Russian Federation, no matter what comes from the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller.
"If it says there was no collusion, there was no cooperation no coordination", Bossie said, "The American people will say, 'OK, what are we doing now to benefit America?'".