Nancy Pelosi opened her big mouth and President Trump just snapped it shut with a devastating comeback. Pelosi went on CNN earlier and told the world that she was licking her chops at having subpoena power if the Dems take the house in a few days.
And not just for the obvious reasons – she wants to leverage her new found power to negotiate with Trump, the master of leverage. A losing battle if ever there was as Pelosi just found out the hard way.
Because Trump is cagey and knows the key rule to winning is to never give up, there is always another way to get it done and Pelosi is simply out of her league.
“Pelosi says she’s going to mechanize the speakership and use it as a great negotiation with the president. That’s an illegal statement,” Mr. Trump said in an interview with The Washington Times.
“That alone takes two years to get it to the Supreme Court — that statement — before you do anything,” he said, becoming animated with indignation. “You heard her the other night.”
“They can play that game, but I can play that game also,” Trump, added when the question about impeachment came up.
Look, if the Dems take the house they will investigate but they will also seek to make deals with Trump. Many good things for the country happen during divided government so an optimist like Trump will find a way to deliver even in that environment.
And as to impeachment, they will never have the votes in the Senate so it is a fool’s errand to try it, one that will only alienate the Dems much as did Clinton’s doomed impeachment alienated the GOP.