Nancy Pelosi just came out swinging against her friends in the Democratic party who want to commit political suicide by impeaching Trump.
Look, the time for show votes to score cheap political points is upon us – it is called the Democratic primary.
They smell blood in the water and think impeaching Trump will be good for their brand, forgetting the simple lesson of history that Gingrich and the GOP learned the hard way.
Pelosi needs at least 20 Republican Senators to vote to impeach Trump and there is simply no scenario under the sun that gives her the votes.
So, expect Pelosi to become berate her team more often as the calls to walk the plank get louder. Say what you will about Nancy, she is not stupid.
From USA Today:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed fellow Democrats who say she has set the bar too high for impeachment of President Donald Trump.
In an exclusive interview with USA TODAY, Pelosi said some House progressives have “wanted to impeach the president since the day he got elected.”
“You’re wasting your time, unless the evidence is so conclusive that the Republicans will understand,” Pelosi, D-Calif., told USA TODAY. “Otherwise, it’s a gift to the president. We take our eye off the ball.”
The speaker said, instead of impeachment, Democrats needed to stay united in pushing through legislation that they campaigned on, such as addressing rising health-care costs and creating jobs.
“I’m just not going to say it’s all about him,” Pelosi said Monday during a stop in Ferguson with Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo. “No, it’s all about you and you and you,” she added, gesturing to an imaginary group of people in front of her.
Pelosi has some history to draw from. She watched Republicans go after President Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal in the late 1990s, and then lose House seats in the next election. Meanwhile, Clinton’s popularity increased.
In addition to running investigations of their own, House Democrats are waiting for the final results of an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller on Russian interference in the 2016 election.