Mika Brzezinski Flags 'Fantastic' Pelosi Line That Will Drive Trump Nuts

Remarks House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said impeaching Donald Trump would divide the country ‘and he’s just not worth

Democrats are largely lining up behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her wait-and-see strategy on any impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

Representative Steve Chabot, one of 13 House Republicans who prosecuted Clinton's impeachment charges before the Senate, said in an interview, "The closer one gets to an election, I think the bar goes up as to what one considers to be impeachable".

It's no secret that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team have been trying to tamp down enthusiasm in their Caucus for initiating impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Trump's entire political persona, moreover, is all about incessant partisan conflict; he will consistently denounce any impeachment effort as a coup d'etat, an effort to overturn a democratic election, and the Republican "base" and the GOP pols who fear that base (all of them) will go to the wall to defend him. "If we're presented with compelling evidence that the president committed impeachable offenses, I think we have to vote for impeachment".

What's more, this framing does not reckon with an important pathology of our political moment - the enormous propaganda apparatus behind Trump that is already bombarding Republican voters with disinformation painting all inquiry as illegitimate, likely ensuring they will never support any inquiry.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said a unilateral pursuit of impeachment by Democrats would be an "exercise doomed for failure". Ezra Klein and Gene Healy have suggested that we should "normalize" presidential impeachments.

"I do believe what Speaker Pelosi understands is that what they're wanting to do is going to require far more than what they have now, so I think they are hedging their bet on it", Collins said.

"She has now dismissed both the left's obsession with a risky and likely doomed effort to impeach Trump, and Trump himself, driving him insane", Brzezinski said.

"He's just not worth it", she added.

Yes, Donald Trump has done things that would constitute grounds for impeachment, but unfortunately there's more to it than that.

"No, I don't think he's fit to be president of the United States", she said.

"I'm not going into that", Pelosi said.

"That doesn't mean we are voting on it, it means we are beginning the process to look at some of these alleged claims", Tlaib said.

"I took an oath to the constitution, not to the Democratic Party", said Rep Gerald Connolly, a senior member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. And it's a departure from her previous comments that Democrats are waiting on special counsel Robert Mueller to lay out findings from his Russian Federation investigation before considering impeachment.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Monday said she was "not aware" of specifics of the $35,000 check Trump wrote in December 2017 to longtime lawyer Michael Cohen.

Democrats control the House today because they were able to win previous year in places such as Orange County, Calif. Mr. Cavuto, we live to exercise liberty and justice for all. But when it comes to the politics of impeachment, she's right: It's a waste of time.

Ms Sanders said: "Nobody wants to see President Trump impeached, other than Democrats in Congress who are failing, who have no other message, and that's because our country is doing better".

Some House Democrats have publicly agreed with her comments, but others feel not impeaching Mr. Trump would be a betrayal of their goal as members of the House majority.

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