Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trump 'greatly appreciates' Pelosi's opposition to impeachment

Trump 'greatly appreciates' Pelosi's opposition to impeachment

Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the US House of Representatives and the top Democrat, has sad she does not favour impeaching President Donald Trump, as has been threatened by many of her colleagues, because it would be "divisive" for the country and, most notably, "he's just not worth it".

Cicilline said, "We should never proceed with impeachment for political reasons and we should never avoid moving forward with impeachment for political reasons".

"Most Americans don't believe in the impeachment process, they believe in our constitutional way of electing our president and vice president and no amount of whining or investigation is going to overturn that", he said.

But there is no suggestion, in any of the ongoing discussions by Democrats, for and against impeachment, of citing Trump's defiance of the congressional power to appropriate funds, laid down in Article I of the Constitution, as one of the possible articles of impeachment. The speaker said impeachment is too divisive to the country and should not be carried out unless there is "compelling and overwhelming" evidence of wrongdoing based on the report from special counsel Robert Mueller.

"And he's just not worth it".

"In fact, when people say there is one way to get rid of him or another, actually you are making a decision", Steyer added. "No, I don't think he's fit to be president of the United States", Pelosi said.

Trump subsequently retweeted Diamond and Silk, a seeming endorsement of their analysis of the Hatch Act, which says that most executive branch employees are prohibited from engaging in certain political activities. We did not win on impeachment.

The Trump campaign quickly spoke out on Pelosi's comments and argued that Democrats running for office should be asked if they think the president should be impeached.

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer know Trump is in hot water.

Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, who conducted an all-day televised hearing for Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer and "fixer", chimed in with his support. "And I see little to be gained by putting the country through that kind of wrenching experience".

There are several freshman lawmakers who want to push for impeachment, despite Pelosi's statements, and Khanna said he considers Congress to be like being on a jury.

- Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez might not be willing to take "no" for an answer.

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