Pelosi: My Failed Trump Impeachment Is My "Most Serious Initiative"

Everyone gets to define their own legacy with the choices they make. 

House Speaker Pelosi wants to be remembered for trying and failing to impeach President Trump. She might want to get out a Ouija board and ask how that went for Schuyler Colfax, who, in all fairness, went on to do far more important things and is still hardly remembered. Meanwhile Pelosi had to make the hard choice for being remembered for keeling over after a Botox overdose or failing to impeach the President of the United States.

Good choice, I guess.

Nancy Pelosi isn’t wild about the question. The impeachment of President Donald Trump is under way, and I’ve asked the Speaker of the House if she thinks it’s the most important thing she’ll ever do.

“Apart from declaring war, this is the most important thing that the Congress can do,” she finally says. “I’m most proud of the Affordable Care Act. But this is the most serious initiative that I’ve been involved in in my career.”

So it's

A. Taxing people for not buying health insurance

B. Botox overdose

C. Failing to impeach Trump

Good choice, I guess.

 With impeachment, Pelosi is betting her own place in history.

What place?

Pelosi has told colleagues she’s had to wear a night guard because the White House makes her grind her teeth in her sleep. 

Sure. That's the reason.

But at least she's focusing on the big serious stuff.

No aspect of the spectacle was too small to escape Pelosi’s control. When the Intelligence Committee held its public impeachment hearings in November, Pelosi noticed that chairman Adam Schiff’s head reached nearly to the top of his high-backed chair. After Intelligence finished its work, Judiciary, chaired by Representative Jerry Nadler, was slated to hold hearings in the same room. Pelosi thought if he sat in the same chair, Nadler–a head shorter than Schiff–would look small.

Pelosi sent word down: there would have to be a change of furniture. And when Judiciary convened on Dec. 4, Nadler was seated in a leather-backed chair that reached no higher than his ears.

Finally, her place in history is secure for all eternity as the interior decorator of impeachment.