Nancy Pelosi added even more murk to the debate over whether she will cooperate with the fanatical ravings of her Democratic counterparts, who call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump to begin immediately.
For days, ever since Robert Mueller went on national television, to hint that now was the time to get the ball rolling, the Speaker of the House has been sitting on the fence.
“I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison,”
Pelosi knows full well that it’s virtually certain that the Republican controlled Senate will never vote to convict, exactly the same as what happened when former President Bill Clinton was impeached.
Pelosi is also terribly aware that not every registered Democrat is on board with something as drastic as impeachment, so there is a huge risk of dividing their voter base at the time they need it the most.
On Tuesday, Pelosi sat down with other top Democrats including Jerry Nadler, an outspoken Trump critic and Chairman of the House Judiciary committee. At the meeting, California Rep. Pelosi confused the issue even further.
“I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison,” she declared. How that is supposed to actually happen, she left up in the air.
Conservatives would love to see Barack Obama in prison too. The same with Hillary Clinton. In those cases there is ample evidence to get the job done.
For Democrats, their allies can do no wrong and as for their enemies, no evidence is actually needed. If there isn’t any, they will dig some up, even if they have to manufacture it. Almost half of America believes that is exactly what happened with the whole Russia collusion witch-hunt.
Sources who don’t want their name in the press told Politico that Pelosi “wants to hold the president accountable,” whatever that means, and that she “thinks voters should get him out of office in 2020, after which he could possibly face criminal charges.”
Pigs can possibly fly too, but that does not mean it’s very likely.
Pelosi tried to rein in some of the more boisterous voices in the party, including Elijah Cummings, Richard Neal, and Eliot Engel. She wants to knock some sense in to them that voting Trump out stands a better chance than impeachment. Even if it still isn’t much of a chance.
She keeps telling progressives, over and over, that without support of both Republicans and the general public, the issue is a non-starter.
After the meeting, liberals told their sycophants in the main-stream media that “all options” are still on the table and that they will “continue to move forward with an aggressive hearing and legislative strategy,” until they come up with a better idea.