Nancy Pelosi Surrenders to Trump, Changes Stance on Impeaching President

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July 09, 2018Jul 09, 2018

Vocal Democrats in Congress like Reps. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Al Green (D-Tx.) have joined others in calling for the impeachment of President Trump. It’s long been a rallying cry for liberal protesters but has been revived by recent border issues.

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Waters said, “Impeachment is the only answer” with Trump in May after he said he was getting America out of the Iran Deal, according to The Hill.

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Green went as far as to draw up articles of impeachment last year, the Texas Tribune reported. He accused Trump of being a bigot against minorities.

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“[Trump] has undermined the integrity of his office, has brought disrepute onto the presidency, has betrayed his trust as president to the manifest injury of the people of the United States of America and as a result is unfit to be president,” Green argued. “He warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office.”

But during an interview with Rolling Stone released Sunday, Pelosi shifted from being hesitant to call for impeaching Trump to being outright opposed to it.

“When I was elected speaker, people wanted me to impeach Bush,” Pelosi explained. “Going into the [2006] election, I said it’s off the table. I didn’t mean it’s off the table if you had some goods. If somebody has information, then we can act upon it. But from what we know now, it’s off the table.”

And it’s off the table “even with Trump,” Pelosi clarified with Rolling Stone. “If you got something, show it. But I’m not going after it.”

Her answer didn’t show any confidence in the Trump-Russia collusion investigation turning up anything juicy.

Asked about billionaire Tom Steyer’s pro-impeachment campaign, Pelosi warned, “This election cannot be about impeachment. I wouldn’t not impeach the president for political reasons. But I wouldn’t impeach him for political reasons, either. That’s just not what it’s supposed to be about. I think it’s not unifying for the country.”

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