Nancy Pelosi on impeachment: Trump is not worth it

Nancy Pelosi on impeachment: Trump is not worth it
Nancy Pelosi on impeachment: Trump is not worth it
Pause speaker Nancy Pelosi. Meanwhile, I just dropped a bombshell about impeachment. Let’S go right to our Congressional correspondent. Phil Mattingly still tell her. He was with Nancy Pelosi is now saying speaker. Pelosi has made clear now for months that people should take caution before they go down. The pathway of a she’s going even further saying in an interview with the Washington Post, quote: I’m not for impeachment. This is news. I’M going to give you some news right now, because I haven’t said this Danny press person before. But since you asked – and I’ve been thinking about this impeachment is so divisive to the country there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan. I don’t think we should go down that path because it divides the country and of the president he’s just not worth it. I won’t there’s a couple things to pick out there that I think are important. First and foremost, the fact that it needs to be bipartisan, the speaker for a long. Of time and the reality remains that in order for impeachment actually move through in the United States Senate, they would need no fewer than 20 Democrats to join all 20 Republicans to Join all Democrats to actually move that through you that, with the idea that the you’re in that interview also references the impeachment effort targeting Bill Clinton back in the 90s as being so politically divisive. And you kind of understand that at least at this point in time. Based on the moment, it’s not a road that she wants to go down at the road. She wants to go to slam the door shut to, at least for the moment, this fight Minnie and her caucus, not just calling for impeachment, but some. Even to this point, we introducing resolution to do just that. This comes human saying she intended to file impeachment papers against the president. Is this the speaker’s way of keeping her caucus in line think less about keeping her caucus in line and more about running cover for her caucus? You have to keep in mind that the Democratic are progressives. People like Rashida tlaib was made very clear that they want the president to be impeached as soon as humanly possible, and there are also many particularly those who ensure that Nancy Pelosi will become speaker again. The Democrats will hold the majority again on a regular basis, who don’t want to have to go through the fight of whether or not they would vote for impeachment, particularly if an impeachment move forward in the Senate running is not Democratic. Congressman Gerry Connolly of Virginia is a member of the oversight and Foreign Affairs committee is Congressman thanks so much for joining us. for the House of Representatives to Judiciary Committee to begin impeachment proceedings against this President. What’S your reaction, I think she is being speaker. I think she is lowering expectations about the prospect, pitchman and reminding people of the gravity of that move and the impact it could have politically and dividing the country. I think that’s a useful thing to remind us of the fact that impeachment is a last resort in the Constitution, not impressed with the speaker. I wouldn’t go as far as a speaker. Frankly, if we’re presented with compelling evidence that the president clearly committed impeachable offenses. Did you think the Mueller reports going to do that? I don’t know, there’s a lot of expectations. Are you guys the Democrats? You can be disappointed when he releases his report to the attorney general attorney general decides what to release the Congress into the public, certainly going to be a very important document for us and guiding Us in that subject. But we have our own investigations that are underway, and so far we’ve had one public hearing, so I think it’s very early in the game to make a qualitative judgment. As to I love this could lead to impeachment. I think speaker Pelosi is serving a useful purpose in sending some ground rules that you have to meet a very high bar bad idea. I think she’s setting a bar for all of us that we have to pay attention to you understand where she’s coming from several years seems that for some Democrats the top priority is voting Trump out and there is – and there has always been a concern – that what Will happen with Trump is what happened with Bill Clinton during his impeachment his approval rating and calling Democrats to lose out on public sentiment, which the Nancy Pelosi in the same interview. Sad is her a guiding star for how she is going to be speaker of the house. She believes and if she loses public sentiment, they will lose the entire effort here. I’M a big kid end up inadvertently real acting Donald Trump to a second term. So I think, for four Democrats this is Nancy Pelosi trying to tell them. I know what I’m doing here. Trust me on this. We want to just go the electro route, not try to go forward with an impeachment process. I could Empower truck and she says that he’s just not worth it, but why bother going through an impeachment process and her words he’s just not worth it? What do you think? What about the Clinton impeachment as being crippling for the nation and so divisive and remember this is without a president who had access to social media and everyday was calling these investigations a witch-hunt and a presidential harassment, so that she sort of see the writing on the Wall when it comes to with a poll numbers suggest about how Americans feel about impeachment, we don’t have a molar report of the time and look Nancy Pelosi is nothing if not very strategic. She wanted to put this on the Record. She said the interview to practice. If I think I’m going to make some news right now, I’ve been giving this a lot of thought and it’s pretty clear that she was not only speaking to the American public, probably to the president as well, but also to her own constituents and her own caucus. Because this does seem to be a divisive issue, as we know, that’s far, is she singling and that the that she doesn’t really believe the Mueller report is going to rise to the level of impeachment been made public up-to-date? She doesn’t see she doesn’t see an Avenue for impeachment and I agree with what others have said that impeachment really is an extraordinary remedy, and so I think she was careful and saying this is based on what we know today and so she’s left her a little Bit of room, if there’s something that’s so galvanized has the whole country that the Republicans and Democrats both support impeachment. I think we might see her go forward, but short of that. I think she sent a strong message about not wanting to go. There impeachment process begin in the House of Representatives she’s the Speaker of the House. The Democrats have the majority need a simple majority to impeach a president, but then it goes to the senate for a full trial and you need a two-thirds majority to convict the president and that president from office, I suspect she believes that they want. The Republicans are. Never go along with this there’s not going to be a 2/3 majority as a result. Why waste everyone’s time in the house enough support to pass something through the house, then you wouldn’t have that two-thirds majority in the republican-led send it to convict, especially if you look at the way in which Republicans have talked about the Russia investigation, they are a lot More inclined be deferential to the president to serve downplay any evidence of wrongdoing, even in the face of all these indictments, even in the face of all these guilty. Please, for not just Democrats, but even republicans in Congress. If you were to try, for example, to fire the special counsel, when she hasn’t done, if you were to maybe pardon someone like Paul manafort, which the White House Bill isn’t taking off the table but to Abby’s point right now, if you look at the public, is Still very polarizing, a majority of Americans do not think at this point in time that the President should be impeached. You have seen some of those numbers go up so again. A lot of it depends on the president’s own actions in the course of the coming by, but again they do not want to essentially potato or potentially, I should say hand reelection to this President saying let’s just treat with him with kid gloves. The administration and the president’s business life, and even some aspects of his personal life could be fodder for Democrats to do what they want to do, which is continue to investigate him and from a political perspective.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not currently support impeaching President Donald Trump despite thinking that he’s unfit for the country’s highest office, according to a Washington Post magazine interview published Monday.

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