House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. last month said she opposed impeachment, calling the process divisive and saying of Trump, “He’s just not worth it.”
But in tweets this week, following the release of the Mueller report, Pelosi seemed to have flip-flopped.
“As we continue to review the report, one thing is clear,” Pelosi wrote Thursday, “AG Barr presented a conclusion that @realDonaldTrump did not obstruct justice while the #MuellerReport appears to undercut that finding.”
Also on Thursday: “The #MuellerReport paints a disturbing picture of a president who has been weaving a web of deceit, lies and improper behavior and acting as if the law doesn’t apply to him,” Pelosi wrote.
Now Pelosi has scheduled to hold a private conference call on Monday with fellow Democrats in which the topic of the potential impeachment of President Trump will be raised.
The planned private conference call comes as the issue continues to divide far-left progressive Democrats — who desperately want president Trump to face impeachment proceedings — and party leaders who warn of its political risks and backlash going into the 2020 presidential election, Bloomberg reported.
Those calling for impeachment proceedings include 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who said she would endorse an impeachment resolution introduced by fellow freshman lawmaker, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.
“Many know I take no pleasure in discussions of impeachment. I didn’t campaign on it, & rarely discuss it unprompted. We all prefer working on our priorities: pushing Medicare for All, tackling student loans, & a Green New Deal. But the report squarely puts this on our doorstep,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Thursday.
On Saturday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren — who has been struggling to gain traction with voters — doubled down on her call for the House to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump.
“I know people say this is politically charged and we shouldn’t go there, and that there is an election coming up, but there are some things that are bigger than politics,” she told an audience at Keene College in New Hampshire.
Looks like the Dems only platform for 2020 is going to be Impeach Trump.
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