Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi continued to push back against her colleagues’ non-stop calls for impeachment Wednesday; telling fellow Democrats she’s more interested in seeing President Trump sent to prison.
“’I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison,’ Pelosi said, according to multiple Democratic sources familiar with the meeting. Instead of impeachment, Pelosi still prefers to see Trump defeated at the ballot box and then prosecuted for his alleged crimes, according to the sources,” reports Politico.
“They said she was expressing solidarity with pro-impeachment Democrats who want to hold the president accountable while disputing the idea that it is now time to take that step. Pelosi has long argued that certain conditions must be met before Democrats begin impeachment — public support and strong bipartisan backing, neither of which have so far materialized,” adds the article.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi continued to push-back against impeachment demands from her far-left colleagues last Thursday; saying she won’t be ready to launch a Democratic campaign to remove President Trump until she has “all the facts.”
“You don’t bring an indictment of you don’t bring an impeachment unless you have all the facts, the strongest possible case so that the President is held accountable. One way or another, in the court of public opinion, or in the court of law, or in the Congress of the United States,” Pelosi told reporters.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "You don't bring an indictment or you don't bring an impeachment unless you have all of the facts, the strongest possible case." pic.twitter.com/Al1Myffu9B
— The Hill (@thehill) May 30, 2019
Top Democrats and a handful of 2020 presidential candidate are now using Robert Mueller’s Wednesday address to push the impeachment of Donald Trump; saying the special counsel’s comments were a clear “tipping point.”
“Prominent Democrats are ramping up calls to impeach President Trump in the aftermath of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s statement on Wednesday recapping his investigation’s findings and emphasizing his report did not exonerate the president of obstruction of justice,” reports Fox News.
“With respect to [the] impeachment question, at this point all options are on the table and nothing should be ruled out,” said House Judiciary Chairman Nadler.
“Robert Mueller’s statement makes it clear: Congress has a legal and moral obligation to begin impeachment proceedings immediately,” posted Cory Booker on social media.
Robert Mueller’s statement makes it clear: Congress has a legal and moral obligation to begin impeachment proceedings immediately.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) May 29, 2019
“Mueller’s statement makes clear what those who have read his report know: It is an impeachment referral, and it’s up to Congress to act. They should,” added Elizabeth Warren.
Mueller’s statement makes clear what those who have read his report know: It is an impeachment referral, and it’s up to Congress to act. They should.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) May 29, 2019
“What Robert Mueller basically did was return an impeachment referral. Now it is up to Congress to hold this president accountable. We need to start impeachment proceedings. It’s our constitutional obligation,” posted Sen. Harris.
What Robert Mueller basically did was return an impeachment referral. Now it is up to Congress to hold this president accountable.
We need to start impeachment proceedings. It's our constitutional obligation.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) May 29, 2019
“There must be consequences, accountability, and justice. The only way to ensure that is to begin impeachment proceedings,” said Beto O’Rourke.
There must be consequences, accountability, and justice. The only way to ensure that is to begin impeachment proceedings.
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) May 29, 2019
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'NO BIG DEAL': Pelosi Refuses to Condemn Colleague Who Called Trump ‘Motherf***er’
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi refused to condemn a fellow Democrat who viciously called President Trump a ‘motherf***er’ just hours after being sworn in; saying “I’m not in the censorship business.”
Pelosi was asked to comment on Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s fiery speech at an event hosted by MoveOn.org Thursday night; telling a crowd of supporters the Democrats are “going to impeach that motherf***er!”
“I probably have a generational reaction to it,” Pelosi said. “But in any event, I’m not in the censorship business. I don’t like that language, I wouldn’t use that language. I don’t … establish any language standards for my colleagues, but I don’t think it’s anything worse than what the president has said.”
“Generationally, that would not be language I would use, but nonetheless, I don’t think we should make a big deal of it,” she added.
Read the full story at Fox News.
APOCALYPSE NOW: Pelosi Says US in ‘Constitutional Crisis,’ Claims AG Barr Violating ‘Oath of Office’
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi threw her full support behind Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler Thursday; saying the United States is currently in a “constitutional crisis” hours after the Attorney General was found “in contempt” by his committee.
Reporter: Do you agree with Chairman Nadler that America is currently in a constitutional crisis?
Speaker Pelosi: "Yes, I do agree with Chairman Nadler…" pic.twitter.com/HJWGQScM2X
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) May 9, 2019
“Do you agree with Chairman Nadler that the country is currently in a Constitutional crisis?” asked one reporter during Pelosi’s weekly press briefing.
“Yes, I do agree with Chairman Nadler. The administration has decided that they’re not going to honor their oath of office. He’s staked out, because he has seen so much of the committee work. I’m very proud of the Judiciary Committee,” said Pelosi.
“When we’re ready, we’ll come to the floor. And we’ll see, there may be some other issues that we’ll want to deal with at the same time,” she added.