NY Times Skewers Pelosi for Backing Down on Impeachment

NY Times Skewers Pelosi for Backing Down on Impeachment

Our Verdict: Steyer won't let politics stand in the way of impeachment.

Steyer's op-ed pushed back on Pelosi's claim that a move to impeach would not have Republican support.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) said, "I don't know".

I'm not for impeachment.

Whether or not to impeach is a political decision that Pelosi and her caucus could still have to make, especially if Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation turns up damaging enough evidence of 2016 campaign coordination with Russian Federation that involved Trump or that his aides kept him informed about.

But she had been cautious in the past about impeaching him. Pelosi's declaration that "he's just not worth it" is a tacit admission that there is no substance whatsoever to the anti-Russian campaign.

The most revealing comment came from Pelosi on Monday night, when she recalled that some Democrats had wanted her to consider impeaching President George W. Bush in 2007 and 2008 for invading Iraq based on lies about weapons of mass destruction.

What we are witnessing here is the early stages of a public relations battle to convince a solid majority of Americans that Trump ought to be impeached, assuming the investigations yield real evidence in support of impeachment.

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Schakowsky said, "We need to get rid of Donald Trump and I don't think impeaching in the House is going to do it and so we need to do it by the 2020 election". Kayleigh McEnany, national press secretary for the Trump campaign, said in a statement.

"I think the more candidates the better", he said.

"Every single Democrat running for president should be made to answer: do they agree with the Speaker who stands in opposition to baseless impeachment charges, or will they risk fracturing the country by bowing to the radical elements in their party who want to disenfranchise the American people and overturn the legitimate and lawful result of the last election?" We did not win on impeachment.

Other top House Democrats backed Pelosi, including those conducting major investigations into actions by Trump that have been cited as potentially impeachable offenses.

Trump's former personal attorney and "fixer" Michael Cohen recently discussed the payments in his testimony before Congress. The feisty politician simply said, "I'm not for impeachment", when asked about her stance regarding the issue. "We need to concentrate on what we're fighting for". "And yet in declaring that impeachment, therefore, is 'just not worth it, ' Ms. Pelosi may also be setting a far-reaching new standard with implications long after Mr. Trump leaves office".

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, one of the main promoters of the bogus allegations of Russian intervention in the United States elections, said Pelosi was "absolutely right" about the need for evidence so compelling that there would be bipartisan support for Trump's removal.

On Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez said: "Legally I don't think it's something that can ever be 100 percent off the table, but if that's how she feels right now I respect that".