‘Impeachment—in addition to being the right thing to do—is also good politics for Democrats…’
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, ordered the disorganized Democratic Caucus to stay on policy message leading up to the 2020 election and stop pursuing impeachment against President Donald Trump.
She made her demand at a Wednesday meeting for Congressional Democrats, and nobody dissented.
Pelosi alleged that the United States faces a “constitutional crisis” because of Trump’s refusal to comply with a barrage of Democratic-led investigations into the debunked Russia collusion conspiracy.
Yet she does not seem to think that the so-called crisis will stir voters in 2020, The Washington Post reported.
“Why aren’t we impeaching the president?” Pelsoi said, echoing the concerns of the Democratic Party’s base. “Why aren’t we impeaching him? They get a little down.”
She said Trump wants the Democrats to pursue impeachment because it will be a losing issue, one that will invigorate the party’s most liberal members but alienate moderate and independent voters.
“Trump is goading us to impeach him,” Pelosi said last week. “That is what he is doing every single day — taunting, taunting, taunting.”
The most outspoken Congressional voices for Trump impeachment—House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-NY, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-CA—have toned down their rhetoric at Pelosi’s command.
Nadler said the House likely will not pursue impeachment, though Trump has made it “increasingly difficult” not to do so.
Despite his extremely divisive rhetoric for the past two years, Schiff played the good guy Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”
“We are already a bitterly divided country, and an impeachment process will divide us further,” he said.
Some Democrats, however, want the party to focus on impeachment in 2020.
“Speaker Pelosi and conventional wisdom are wrong,” Billionaire leftist Tom Steyer wrote on Facebook on Monday. “Impeachment—in addition to being the right thing to do—is also good politics for Democrats.”
The comments about impeachment were a secondary issue at the meeting, which focused on health insurance and health care reform.
Pelosi believes a national campaign focused on health care policy will help Democrats win in 2020.
The point is that we need to show [voters] that we are doing all of these other things that they care about so much.”