Impeaching Donald Trump without public support is doomed, says key Democrat

Impeaching Donald Trump without public support is doomed, says key Democrat

I don't know why Pelosi didn't make those points directly, since there can be no doubt that she's thought about them already.

Rep. Pramilla Jayapal also sided with Mrs. Pelosi, saying the urgency to impeach is no longer there now that Democrats are in the majority in the House and can dig for evidence. Now, she has made clear her opposition to it. "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", the speaker told The Washington Post. "Let's just address the comments about is he worth it". Not impeaching Trump would mean condoning conspiracy with Russian Federation to interfere in federal elections; conspiracy with Saudi Arabia to direct American foreign policy in exchange for financial favors done for the President and his family; use of the Presidency for self-enrichment; and a President's use of federal agencies to obstruct an investigation.

Pelosi told The Washington Post Monday that, "I'm not for impeachment".

The remarks quickly sparked criticism of Pelosi from liberals on social media.

However, as stated before, those same three radicals managed to run roughshod over Pelosi and more moderate Democrats when it came to condemning Omar over her clearly anti-Semitic comments.

Asked whether Trump had done anything good for America, Pelosi had a few more barbs handy: "He's been a great organizer for Democrats, a great fundraiser for democrats and a great mobilizer at the grass-roots level for Democrats". If Trump were impeached, it would mean half of the nation's last four presidents would have been subject to what traditionalists say should be a last resort.

Other lawmakers who have called for impeachment looked at Pelosi's comments more practically. The Tennessee Democrat said he hasn't done so this session "because I don't think the votes are anywhere near being there".

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"By calling for impeachment, by talking about impeachment, we were able to limit what this president would do", added Rep. Brad Sherman.

Texas Democratic Congressman Al Green said that he plans to put forward articles of impeachment against President Trump for a third time.

Contributor Yamiche Alcindor suggested the idea of Pelosi saying "that guy in the White House, I'm not anxious about him, I'm doing my own thing" has "to drive the president nuts". And, despite the policies Trump is pushing on everything from domestic spending cuts to inaction in climate change, "Mike Pence is not going to change that reality", McGovern says, referring to the potentially promoted vice president. The news is causing a lot of conversation as Democrats discuss the impact of focusing on the impeachment process and if it would be a waste of time and resources.

"No, I don't think he's fit to be president of the United States", she said. She knows that it will only embolden Trump's base to support him even more, leading to a catastrophic loss for the Democrats (losing control of the House and not winning the Senate or the Presidency).

"She is lowering expectations about the prospect of impeachment and reminding people of the gravity of that move and the impact it would have politically in dividing the country, ' Rep. Gerry Connelly of Virginia told CNN".

Democratic Representative Jamie Raskin, a Judiciary Committee member, said in an interview that the "oversight function is the critical thing right now".

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