Nancy Pelosi takes Trump impeachment off the table: ‘He ‘isn’t worth it’

16 March, 2019, 00:29 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • House Nancy Pelosi is joined by fellow Democrats to introduce an immigration reform bill at the Capitol in Washington

But she had been cautious in the past about impeaching him.

"Well, I believe that this president is the biggest crisis for America in a generation", Steyer said.

"We can not forget for a moment that the elimination of weak spots in our region's defence capabilities ultimately strengthens the security of Estonia, Europe and the United States alike", she said. But since you asked, and I've been thinking about this: Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don't think we should go down that path, because it divides the country.

Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries of NY made this point bluntly: "We did not run on impeachment".

But their shared view that the House should not start impeachment proceedings against him are based on starkly different reasons.


While several senior Democrats agree with Pelosi, those on the far-left including freshmen like Representatives Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., are pushing against the speaker. Al Green intends to force a vote on the matter, as he twice did when Republicans held the majority. "If we do impeachment it's going to suck all the air out of the entire message that we have".

He characteristically ignored any unfavorable facts of his administration, such as the various guilty pleas and indictments against former Trump officials and campaign workers as Robert Mueller investigates allegations of collusion between him and Russian Federation. "When the Mueller report comes out it will be the definitive word on any impropriety by the campaign", he said. Once in control of the House, in 2007, she made sure that Pentagon operations in Iraq were fully funded, including the major escalation ordered by Bush (the "surge"), that was in direct defiance of the public sentiment revealed in the election.

"And if Mueller's report doesn't change the way the wind blows, Democrats may have to adjust their sails".

President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked New York Attorney General Letitia James by promoting analysis by loyal supporters Diamond and Silk.

The most revealing comment came from Pelosi on Monday night, when she recalled that some Democrats had wanted her to consider impeaching President George W. Bush in 2007 and 2008 for invading Iraq based on lies about weapons of mass destruction.

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