Greg Sargent: What Pelosi got wrong, and got right, on impeachment

Greg Sargent: What Pelosi got wrong, and got right, on impeachment

Greg Sargent: What Pelosi got wrong, and got right, on impeachment

The Washington Post reported Monday that Pelosi does not think House Democrats should seek impeachment proceedings against Trump because the matter is divisive, and "he's just not worth it".

Nancy Pelosi stunned liberal lawmakers this week when she announced her opposition to removing the President from office; saying Trump "isn't worth" the political fallout heading into the 2020 national election.

Now that Pelosi is being widely quoted as coming out against the impeachment of Trump, Democrats are divided over her comments, meaning another such moment will be litigated in coming days.

And with the Senate in Republican control, Trump's ouster would be far from assured.

Green, of Houston, told Neil Cavuto that he is unconcerned as to whether the impeachment vote breaks the several-hundred-member threshold needed to start formal proceedings.

Are we talking ethically?

"Speaker Pelosi thinks 'he's just not worth it?' Well, is defending our legal system 'worth it?' Is holding the president accountable for his crimes and cover-ups 'worth it?' Is doing what's right 'worth it?'" Steyer said. But he also pointed to potential obstruction of justice, including referencing Trump's firing of now-former FBI Director James Comey. Nonetheless, in the weeks ahead, I suspect we will see all the wannabe Democratic nominees for president declare that Trump is an unfit, grotesque criminal who needs to be impeached.

If a second Trump term is so unsafe - something Pelosi literally believes the country might not be able to withstand - isn't allowing him to stay in office another two years similarly perilous?

Fuller House's Lori Laughlin charged in college admissions scheme
Henriquez was arrested in New York City and released on $500,000 bail after a brief appearance in Manhattan federal court Tuesday. She ended up scoring 1420 - 400 points higher than she had gotten on a PSAT taken a year earlier, The Washington Post reported.

"There's only a handful of Republicans that would do anything that is questionable of Trump even if he did the gun to the head of somebody on Fifth Avenue that he's talked about", Cohen told reporters Monday night.

"Today, I announced that later this month, I will be introducing a resolution to have the Judiciary Committee move on investigating grounds for impeachment".

"We didn't run on impeachment, we did not win on impeachment, we are not governing with a focus on impeachment", Jeffries said. By downplaying the impeachment mantra that has been entirely linked to Russian collusion, Pelosi is attempting to pull back and make Democrats look the part of objectively minded statesmen, not the politically invested hacks they are. Other Democrats have repeatedly pushed impeachment, including freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and veteran Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). "And I think there's no one in this Congress, certainly on our side faced with clear evidence that any president [that] had committed high crimes and misdemeanors, that we wouldn't pursue the appropriate actions - but we're not at that point".

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said a unilateral pursuit of impeachment by Democrats would be an "exercise doomed for failure".

During a segment on Your World WIth Neil Cavuto, the host asked Green to explain why he's still pushing for impeachment when Pelosi has said it would be "a waste of time".

"There are opinion-makers and opinion-shapers who want to maintain the status quo", Green said in response to a question about Pelosi's impeachment stance. "And if they do produce that, then I think it will nearly be inevitable that we'll have to go there because the Judiciary Committee has to protect the Constitution". With the current composition of the Senate, it's very hard to imagine a successful vote to remove him from office.

Her point about impeachment being divisive isn't entirely facetious, either.

Related news