Pelosi On Trump: ‘I Don’t Want To See Him Impeached, I Want To See Him In Prison’

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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June 6, 2019 7:26 a.m.

During a back and forth with Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) Tuesday night, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pushed back against his request to start an impeachment inquiry, exclaiming: “I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison.”

According to Politico, Pelosi meant that she wanted Trump defeated in 2020, then prosecuted for his many alleged crimes.

There are varying levels of dissent among the Democratic heavy hitters. House Intel Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Ways and Means chairman Richard Neal (D-MA), for example, believe that an inquiry should not be begun until the caucus is fully united behind the idea of impeachment.

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