Pelosi Says Trump ‘Goading’ Dems To Impeach Him To Fire Up His Base

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly news conference on April 4, 2019. (Photo by Chen Mengtong/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images)
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) charged on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is “goading” Democrats to impeach him in an effort to rally his base.

Pelosi brought up the subject of impeachment at an “Inside Congress” event hosted by Cornell University, according to CNBC.

“Trump is goading us to impeach him,” the speaker declared.

The President “knows it would be very divisive in the country, but he doesn’t really care,” Pelosi continued. “He just wants to solidify his base.”

While several Democrats, including 2020 candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), have called for impeachment proceedings following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, Pelosi has stood by her position that trying to impeach Trump would be “wasting” Democrats’ time without Republican support in the Senate.

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  1. Not conducting impeachment proceedings is nothing short of dereliction of duty, not to mention a complete failure of their oath to “uphold and defend the Constitution.”

    Regardless of who’s occupying the White House, it’s their goddamned duty, fer chis’sake.

    As to whether or not it’s going to fire up his base, he’ll find a way regardless. It’s his whole MO. But more to the point, once the information is finally made public he won’t have enough support to get elected dog catcher at an upstate New York prison.

  2. Avatar for jtx jtx says:

    Suck an egg Nancy.

  3. So Nancy is not going to fulfill her constitutional duty to impeach Trump because she wants to spite him?

    The Russians have a name for unwitting accomplices…

    And Nancy Pelosi has turned into a “useful idiot” for Trump

  4. I think it might help to do some survey about why potential voters (i.e. independents) don’t want impeachment. If they worry that Dems would have no time left for other issues like healthcare, then we only need to convince them that we can multi-task. If they believe Dems are persecuting Trump, then no hope for the nation.

  5. Pelosi is a brilliant tactician and a lousy strategist.

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