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Pelosi, on impeachment, says Trump ‘not worth it’

13 March, 2019, 15:41 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks at an Economic Club of Washington luncheon gathering in Washington Friday

"No, I don't think he's fit to be President of the United States", she said. While Pelosi revoked Pence's office privileges, the aide said she is providing new office space for the White House legislative affairs team that they did not previously enjoy under the GOP majority. "Let's just address the comments about is he worth it".

"We're going to impeach the motherf*****", she told a crowd just hours after she was sworn into office in November. "But if it's going to be a political disaster for us, then we're not going to do it".

She said she didn't share that concern.

"All of the above. No. No". "I mean, ethically unfit. Intellectually unfit. Curiosity-wise unfit" - and she doesn't believe he'll be re-elected in 2020.

"I think the speaker is absolutely right".

Pelosi's argument can be rebutted in various ways, but Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., put it best, telling CNN that "the Constitution calls for impeachment in cases of bribery, treason and other high crimes and misdemeanors".

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a New York Democrat and a member of House leadership, said that pro-impeachment House Democrats "attract extraordinary amount of attention" even though there are only a "handful" of them.

Democrats control the House today because they were able to win previous year in places such as Orange County, Calif. "And he's just not worth it", she added.

They also noted that this is not exactly news, even though Pelosi actually said when she gave the quote, "I'm not for impeachment".

The House Judiciary Committee, which would lead an impeachment inquiry, recently launched a broad probe of corruption, abuse of power and obstruction of justice allegations against Trump that could amount to impeachable offenses.

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Together, Pelosi and Schiff's remarks are created to signal to outspoken Democrats in the House that senior lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled House aren't behind any drive to impeach Trump. In its absence, an impeachment partisan becomes a partisan exercise doomed for failure.

She echoed that bipartisan requirement in the Post interview.

Pelosi has, at times, referenced the failed 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton by congressional Republicans as a formative experience in her thinking - an argument she renewed in the interview.

"There's no question that that was disgusting for the country".

Schiff, whose committee has been investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, told reporters an impeachment effort seen as partisan would be doomed. "He's met it multiple times", Ocasio-Cortez said. "And I think that's good for America". "This is very serious for our country".

Do the voters who elected them want them to finesse impeachment?

"I am beginning the investigation", Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said Tuesday.

In December 2017, Green attempted to force the House to consider impeachment articles. We must take into account the political climate, optics and ultimately the votes needed to make it happen.

He said that it is his "responsibility to prevent an unfit president from staying in office" and that if he only gets his own single vote, he will have done his job in that regard. That's one thing that we all agree on. "He's obstructed justice at the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

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