Dems Facing Crisis As Pelosi Pleads To Pass On Trump Impeachment

Define irony: while Robert Mueller’s decision not to deliver a prosecutor’s opinion on his investigation was the biggest gift so far in Trump’s administration, it may end up splitting the Democratic party as the decision of how to respond to the report’s carte blanche to launching impeachment proceedings against Trump by Congressional democrats has created a major headache for Nancy Pelosi.

As we reported over the weekend, in the days since the redacted Mueller report was released, many members of the Democrats’ progressive wing have rebelled against Pelosi’s decree that impeachment isn’t on the table – a strategy devised to protect Democrats in swing districts whose mid-term triumphs effectively handed Dems control of the House (despite all the media coverage they’ve received, AOC and the three other members of her WoC clique had little to do with the Democrats’ electoral triumph). And, in a major surprise for many far left democrats, Pelosi was reportedly scrambling to suppress demands made by AOC, Elizabeth Warren that the House explore the possibility of impeaching Trump on attempted obstruction of justice.

Fast forward to today, when facing mounting pressure for an official position, House majority leader Nancy Pelosi pushed back on Democrats calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, even though she said the president “engaged in highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior which does not bring honor to the office he holds.”

In a “Dear Colleague” letter posted on Monday, Pelosi basically closed the door on impeaching Donald Trump, saying that impeachment proceedings are not the only way to uncover the facts needed for Congress to hold Trump “accountable.” The letter comes before a caucus-wide conference call with House Democrats to discuss her party’s response to the investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election according to Bloomberg. Pelosi also conceded Democrats don’t all agree on what course they should take following the report’s release last week.

“While our views range from proceeding to investigate the findings of the Mueller report or proceeding directly to impeachment, we all firmly agree that we should proceed down a path of finding the truth. It is also important to know that the facts regarding holding the President accountable can be gained outside of impeachment hearings,” Pelosi wrote.

Pelosi, who risks a schism within the Democratic party between those, mostly on the far left fringe demanding impeachment proceedings and those who are pushing for a centrist play, also wrote that it is “important to know that the facts regarding holding the president accountable can be gained outside of impeachment hearings.”

Still, Pelosi emphasized that the caucus will continue with its investigative efforts.

“As to the President’s conduct, we will scrupulously assert Congress’ constitutional duty to honor our oath of office to support and defend the Constitution and our democracy. That includes honoring the Article I responsibility of the legislative branch to conduct oversight over the other branches of government, unified in our search for the truth and in upholding the security of our elections.”

Aside from impeachment, House leaders have suggested some type of censure resolution as another possible outcome of an investigation, a toothless outcome which would assure another victory parade for the president.

“As we proceed to uncover the truth and present additional needed reforms to protect our democracy, we must show the American people we are proceeding free from passion or prejudice, strictly on the presentation of fact,” she wrote.

“Whether currently indictable or not, it is clear that the President has, at a minimum, engaged in highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior which does not bring honor to the office he holds. It is also clear that the Congressional Republicans have an unlimited appetite for such low standards. The GOP should be ashamed of what the Mueller report has revealed, instead of giving the President their blessings,” Pelosi wrote in the letter, effectively sending the ball in the republicans’ court, where – since the GOP is not at all ashamed of what the Mueller report has revealed – it will promptly be forgotten.

via zerohedge

9 comments

  1. Oh my Dear Pelosi the Mueller report is not going to be forgotten! In fact, it is the driving force behind getting to the origin of why this entire bogus ‘investigation’ was started in the first place. Madame Speaker you’d better buckle up! It’s going to be a rough ride for you and your cohorts.

  2. Democrats keeping hollering President Trump is unethical and unscrupulous. I haven’t heard a logical reason how they can make such statements. One writer once said if you keep hollering lies without proof long enough and loud enough the people with small brains will start To believe them.

    1. NOT SMALL BRAINS, THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN IN THE INDOCTRINATION PROCESS FOR LIKE 20 YEARS AND THE OLDER GENERATION DIDN’T SEE IT. NOW WE HAVE A BUNCH OF INDOCTRINATED MORONS IN COLLEGE LEARNING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BUT LBGTQ CRAP AND PROTESTING AND TELLING THE COLLEGE WHAT INSTRUCTORS TO GET RID OF AND SO ON. TAKE A 100 THESE MORONS IN COLLEGE AND ASK THEM THESE SIMPLE QUESTIONS: WHO IS THE VICE PRESIDENT, WHO WAS THE FIRST PRESIDENT, WHO IS THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, WHO WAS THE VICE PRESIDENT IN OVOMITS ADMINISTRATION? I’LL BET A $100 YOU DON’T GET 10 THAT COULD ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS. OH AND BY THE WAY DON’T ASK THEM IF THEY COULD READ A RULER, YOU’LL REALLY SHIT. THIS IS WHY THEY CAN NOT GET A JOB, HOW THE HELL ARE THEY GOING TO PAY BACK THE STUDENT LOANS? THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE JOBS OR CAN GO OUT AND GET A JOB IN ONE DAY ARE PEOPLE LIKE ME THAT HAVE A TRADE NO MATTER WHAT IT’S IN, WEATHER IT’S FINANCING, ELECTRICAL, CARPENTRY, PLUMBING, MECHANICALS, CAD, CAM ETC. THEIR LOST PERIOD. THIS IS WHAT OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IS. AND IT GOES TO SOCIALISM.

  3. ““As to the President’s conduct, we will scrupulously assert Congress’ constitutional duty to honor our oath of office to support and defend the Constitution and our democracy.”

    Hey, Nasty, where were you and your Constitutional oath when you certified Obama as eligible to be president, of when Obama and Hillary Clinton committed acts of illegal, unconstitutional and treason?
    Where was your honor then?

  4. As always, the Dem(on)s are trying to sound as if they are highly ethical and standing for the Constitution. It’s just that they never talk this way unless it’s to make them look good while criticizing the Right. Otherwise they disdain the Constitution and continually violate it and other laws, somehow succeeding in keeping their own REAL crooks out of jail. Well, I demand to know this: what about the Constitution’s guarantee of equal treatment under the law????? Of course, they’ll just ignore all of that, while pretending to “honor” their oath to defend it. It’s total hypocrisy, but sadly, so many Americans have been rendered brain dead by our State Schools/Colleges that they can only fall all over themselves cheering the Leftists’ unending empty rants.

  5. “it is clear that the President has, at a minimum, engaged in highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior which does not bring honor to the office he holds.” – Nancy Pelosi

    I realize that the President she is speaking of is President Trump, but I can’t help but think back a few years to the actions of former President Bill Clinton and ask if his behavior was not “highly unethical and unscrupulous” and if they brought honor to the office he held. Don’t recall the Democrats saying anything like that at that time…… Oh, wait – he’s a Democrat.

    “As to the President’s conduct, we will scrupulously assert Congress’ constitutional duty to honor our oath of office to support and defend the Constitution and our democracy. That includes honoring the Article I responsibility of the legislative branch to conduct oversight over the other branches of government” – Nancy Pelosi

    Maybe I’m wrong, but I thought that I was taught in school that the three branches of our government were set up so that each branch would have the ability to keep in balance the actions of the other two branches, not in such a way that one branch is superior to the other two – in this case, the legislative branch being superior to the judicial and executive branches by having “oversight” over them and the right or authority to dictate to the other two branches. Maybe not what she meant, but that’s exactly how it sounds on the context in which she used it. If she intended to say otherwise, then a better choice of wording should’ve been used here. I’m certain that she (or her speechwriters/secretaries/aides, whatever the appropriate term for those who compose her speeches and letters) has sufficient education to be able construct a measured response a bit more succinctly. I mean, after all, she IS the Speaker of the House…….

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