Rep. Pelosi: Trump "Not Worth" Impeaching

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks at an Economic Club of Washington luncheon gathering in Washington Friday

Pelosi and fellow Democratic leaders have remained hesitant to discuss the possibility of impeachment, and under what conditions they would pursue it, since reclaiming a majority in the House in November.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Pelosi said that Trump isn't worth the division and instability that would be caused by impeachment.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is preparing to submit to U.S. Attorney General William Barr a report on his investigation into whether Trump's 2016 campaign conspired with Russian Federation and whether Trump unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe.

"I'm going to bring it the floor of the House again", Green said Tuesday morning on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal".

But Ms Pelosi's suggestion that she doesn't support those moves at all because "he's just not worth it" won't sit well with some in her caucus.

The right has spent untold millions on negative ads that paint the San Francisco Democrat as the face of radical liberalism.

President Richard Nixon resigned amid the Watergate scandal in 1974 after the House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment but before the full House had a chance to vote.

Hers is a steady, seasoned hand. There's a moral imperative that trumps political expediency. "President Trump, as much as he likes to beat up on the media, he likes to watch himself". It fell to their incoming speaker to disappoint the liberal base with the news that there would not be an abrupt cutoff of funding.

"It makes sense. I think it's one of the few smart things Democrats have done this year", Republican strategist Brian Darling told The Epoch Times.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said "I agree" in response to Pelosi's words. That number is even higher among Republicans.

The House GOP's impeachment crusade against President Clinton helped inspire a backlash in 1996 that is credited with helping Democrats gain House seats.

Other Democrats, who were pushing for impeachment, are confident that there is already ample evidence to impeach the president in legal terms, but they're lacking the political willpower to get it done at the moment.

The investigations and related testimony like Cohen's may or may not produce evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors on the president's part.

Implicit in all of that was that the drastic step of throwing a president out of office would not be undertaken unless a broad consensus of the electorate was firmly behind it. He can offer a privileged resolution on impeachment which would then require the House to take it up or table it. It would no doubt consume all of the legislative oxygen, making it hard for just about anything else to get done.

A poll of Iowa Democrats released over the weekend found only 22 percent of respondents saying they cared "a lot" about impeachment, far lower than issues like health care (81 percent), climate change (80 percent) or income inequality (67 percent).

Some believe that Speaker Pelosi is simply being coy, that she is gathering all the facts and when ready the impeachment process will begin. "You know, this is how the Speaker feels, but the whole point of our democracy is that if we disagree we have a responsibility to air out our arguments as to why and take it into consideration". "I don't believe that we should lobby people and whip people as we captured it in Congress".

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