Democrats cashed in by promising to impeach President Trump. But, as is often the case, the gimmick that rallies a passionate minority into throwing time and money at it, is not actually on the menu. The problem is convincing fanatics who live for nothing more than the Mueller report and assorted Russian conspiracy theories that the Dems are better off fighting for bread and butter issues.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was quoted Monday as saying she is not in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump, breaking from other Democrats who are eager to exercise their constitutional power to oust the president from office.
In an exclusive interview with the Washington Post’s Joe Heim, Pelosi said Trump is “just not worth it.” “I’m not for impeachment,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said. “This is news. I’m going to give you some news right now because I haven’t said this to any press person before.”
“Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country,” Pelosi said. “And he’s just not worth it.”
House Democrats downplayed Pelosi’s comments Monday evening, insisting they are not a departure from the caucus’s stated intent to see where the investigations lead before committing to impeachment.
“Exercise their constitutional power.”
I like how ABC News spins in favor of impeachment in the opening paragraph.
Pelosi’s people probably think that “he’s just not worth it” is a good line because it spins a retreat from impeachment as an insult to Trump, how how many pink hat marchers and Russiagate conspiracy theorists are ready to shrug and moveon.org?
Between zero, zilch and nil.