Nancy Pelosi Rules Out Impeachment: Trump 'Just Not Worth It’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is ruling out impeaching President Donald Trump, arguing in an interview with the Washington Post Monday that “he’s just not worth it.”
“Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it,” Pelosi told the Post.
Pelosi’s remarks come as House Democrats are expanding their investigation into President Trump and his allies, having requested documents from over 80 individuals and entities regarding their finances and communications. Some lawmakers are hopeful their findings will lead to uncovering an impeachable offense.
In addition to the speaker, top House Democrats such as House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) have also voiced opposition to discussions about impeachment, urging caution until the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.
However, their pleas have not deterred some Democrats from demanding President Trump’s ouster. Appearing on MSNBC’s All In last Monday, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) claimed President Trump’s actions have already “crossed the threshold of what was brought for impeachment” against President Richard Nixon. “[W]hat we know is that the president’s behavior has already crossed the threshold of what was brought for impeachment before the House in the Nixon administration and the Clinton administration. In fact, he crossed those thresholds in the first weeks or months of office. And so, that is another means, if these other means fail, to control this president,” he said.
Rep. Al Green (D-TX) announced last month that he will bring a vote on impeachment to the House floor for a third time, despite failing to hold a successful vote in 2017 and 2018. The Texas Democrat said he will propose the measure “regardless” of the Mueller’s findings, vowing to “act on Trump’s bigotry.”
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