Pelosi Warns Nadler, House Judiciary Dems: Back Off Impeachment!
There is a growing rift between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) over the push to impeach President Trump.
Nancy Pelosi criticized House Judiciary Dems during a closed-door meeting last week for being too aggressive in their actions to impeach the President.
Pelosi knows impeachment is political suicide for her so she has been doing a very careful dance around the subject with her doublespeak — and now she’s warning members of the Democrat Caucus to back off impeachment.
Pelosi also knows that the full House does not support impeaching Trump because a resolution introduced by Rep. Al Green was already shot down in a landslide.
Furthermore, McConnell made it very clear that impeachment would be DOA in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Pelosi criticized the panel’s handling of impeachment in harsh terms, complaining committee aides have advanced the push for ousting President Donald Trump far beyond where the House Democratic Caucus stands. Democrats simply don’t have the votes on the floor to impeach Trump, Pelosi said.
“And you can feel free to leak this,” Pelosi added, according to multiple people in the room. Pelosi’s office declined to comment on the meeting.
It was the latest sign of the widening schism between Pelosi and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, two longtime allies who are increasingly in conflict over where to guide the party at one of its most critical moments.
Nadler’s Judiciary Committee recently approved procedures for an impeachment investigation into President Trump.
Nadler’s Soviet-style impeachment hearings began this week and Corey Lewandowski, a devoted and loyal friend of Trump, poured cold water on Nadler and Dems during the hearing Tuesday.
Pelosi pushed back on impeachment talk last week during a presser and walked out on reporters to dodge questions about impeachment.
“Impeachment is a very divisive measure, but if we have to go there, we’ll have to go there. But we can’t go there unless we have the facts.”
Pelosi keeps saying she wants to litigate and get to the facts, but she will never commit to impeachment.
“We’ll make our decision when we are ready — that’s the only question — that’s all I’m going to say about this subject,” Pelosi said shutting down rabid liberal reporters salivating over Trump impeachment.
But Nadler is going full speed ahead with his impeachment hearings.
“Some call this process an impeachment inquiry. Some call it an impeachment investigation. There is no legal difference between these terms, and I no longer care to argue about the nomenclature,” Nadler said last week as he opened the meeting. “But let me clear up any remaining doubt: The conduct under investigation poses a threat to our democracy. We have an obligation to respond to this threat. And we are doing so.”
Nadler held a presser last Thursday where he asserted that the impeachment investigation will go “well beyond the four corners of the Mueller report.”