Schiff: Pelosi is 'absolutely right' on impeachment

Leroy Wright
March 14, 2019

"I thought it was absolutely brilliant", Cummings said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence appear together before President Trump's State of the Union address on February 5, 2019.

She's dealt with the topic cautiously in the past as it carries the potential to sharply split Democrats and the public ahead of next year's presidential and congressional elections. In particular, the Post's Joe Heim asked: "You said earlier you don't feel it's worth it to pursue impeachment".

The main thing a rush into impeachment proceedings will accomplish (other than vindicating Tom Steyer's investment in boosting impeachment sentiment) is to raise false expectations among millions of rank-and-file Democrats that Trump will be dragged kicking and screaming out of office.

She told the Washington Post, "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".

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a valid point this week about the political impracticality, and likely impossibility of impeaching President Trump. Intellectually unfit. Curiosity-wise unfit.

The claim that "he's just not worth it" is particularly freakish - impeachment is the ultimate sign that someone isn't worthy of the powers of the presidency. This is something I've heard before. While some in her caucus may disagree on certain points, the majority of Democrats endorsed Pelosi's approach. So, too, has Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler of NY, whose panel has jurisdiction to conduct impeachment proceedings.

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Speaking to Fox News, Sanders said she was "glad [Pelosi] sees what the rest of us see, that there's no reason, no cause for impeachment". "We are there for a reason".

"If we had gone down that path, I doubt we would have won the White House", she said at the time. Factories and farms across the midwest are shuttering, and while unemployment numbers get touted by his mouthpieces on cable news, digging deeper into stats tells a sadder story across the heartland. "Everybody do what you may".

The questionable actions of this president and his administration are so numerous that no fewer than six House committees have claims to jurisdiction over various aspects of them. I don't think he is. "History will be there to judge us all". Less harm would have been done to the country and the future of its system of government if the House Judiciary Committee had voted to just let the whole Watergate affair slide, than it would for Congress to shrink from its duty now. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said on "Meet the Press" in January that he believes impeachment "is certainly not appropriate right now".

Sherman said that the multiple Democratic investigations of Trump might be a substitute for impeachment, "it's also possible it will be a prelude". So we have to make sure that doesn't happen, ' she added.

But, with then-Chief Justice Salmon Chase presiding, the Senate failed to reach the two-thirds majority needed to remove the Tennessee Democrat. We do not have the level of support we had with Richard Nixon. That number is even higher among Republicans.

Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin countered, "The question is whether the republic is worth it and whether the public interest commands it and whether there are high crimes and misdemeanors". It isn't: Do you favor impeachment right now, yes or no?

"The bottom line is, talking about impeachment when we know the votes aren't there is not the most constructive use of our time", McGovern says. "He has to think about impeachment a little bit". Russian Federation has denied United States intelligence community's finding that Moscow interfered in the USA political arena. "So until they realize that - some evidence comes out that's akin to a smoking gun, they may not change". I hardly ever talk about him.

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