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Tue Jun 18, 2019, 03:25 PM

"Push to impeach Trump stalls amid Democrats' deference to -- and fear of -- Pelosi

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"The reluctance to oppose the speaker, according to interviews with more than 20 lawmakers and aides, has undermined the push for impeachment despite the growing support for ousting Trump among the party’s liberal base and several 2020 presidential candidates.

Thus far, impeachment proponents in the caucus have been unwilling to call Pelosi out by name or rally support to begin proceedings. Consequently, the campaign has slowed, with a caucus minority of just over 60 lawmakers backing impeachment — at least for now.

But Pelosi’s aptly timed announcements have also played a major role in easing tensions. When the clamor for impeachment grows louder following some explosive news about Trump defying Congress, Pelosi has made a point to echo the frustration of a pro-impeachment base by accusing Trump of a “coverup” or saying he should be “in prison.” Those remarks, her allies say, SHIELD HER as she pumps the brakes on impeachment.

Pelosi has also made a conscious effort to “let the air out of the balloon before it pops,” according to one aide. Last week, she greenlighted a civil contempt vote on the House floor to give frustrated members an outlet TO VENT."


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/push-to-impeach-trump-stalls-amid-democrats-deference-to--and-fear-of--pelosi/2019/06/16/d6df3d44-8d2c-11e9-8f69-a2795fca3343_story.html?utm_term=.232f8a4f1b91

Based on the above, I understand why she has been accused of running out the clock re Impeachment.

IMO, Pelosi will not change her mind on Impeachment. Her soundbites indicating the possibility is still on the table are designed to placate those majority of Democrats in this country that are Pro-Impeachment.

Only Nadler and/or more and more House Dems rebelling against Pelosi's position can change this.

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Reply "Push to impeach Trump stalls amid Democrats' deference to -- and fear of -- Pelosi (Original post)
Nevermypresident Jun 2019 OP
Fullduplexxx Jun 2019 #1
Kaleva Jun 2019 #2
nini Jun 2019 #3
trev Jun 2019 #5
trev Jun 2019 #4
CrispyQ Jun 2019 #6

Response to Nevermypresident (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 03:29 PM

1. Yea thanks nancy .... i wish i could speak freely

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Response to Nevermypresident (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 03:29 PM

2. Polls cannot gauge how strongly a person feels about an issue

A majority may say they want impeachment proceedings to begin but many of those may not care much if it doesn't happen.

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Response to Nevermypresident (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 03:32 PM

3. ahhhh another hit job on Pelosi

awesome

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Response to nini (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 03:37 PM

5. Hit job?

I disagree. This is her position, and she seems to be sticking to it.

Can you link to something where she definitely says she wants to pursue an impeachment inquiry, please? I may have just missed it....

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Response to Nevermypresident (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 03:35 PM

4. I've been a staunch supporter of Pelosi

but the more she digs into her position, the less I like her.

She's great for needling Trump and blocking his agenda. But we need to act on his obvious crimes. To fail to do this would be disastrous.

And yes, I know all about the "set up a solid case first" argument. I've used it myself. But it's time to take real action--or at least make a strong indication that action will be taken.

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Response to Nevermypresident (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 03:49 PM

6. I don't think she'll change her mind either.

Trump will campaign on "Even the dems didn't think I did anything wrong." And in two years GOP senators will campaign on, "I would have voted to impeach but the House dems never started the inquiry." Count on it. The GOP has been playing the long game & the dems got played. On a good day I give our representative government about a 30% of surviving Trump/Barr/McConnell.

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