Over the course of President Trump’s time in office, Democrats have worked mightily to impeach him. Various congressional members brought impeachment articles against the president in addition to citing the Mueller probe as evidence that Trump obstructed justice. However, attempts to impeach the president have not generated the outcomes which Democrats hoped for.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered a blow to pro-impeachment Democrats on Friday. Pelosi stated over a conference call that impeaching Trump lacks the necessary support from the public. Impeachment is an issue which Pelosi has regularly shied away from for quite some time, much to the chagrin of progressives.
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In addition to viewing the public support for impeachment as inadequate, Pelosi also stated that she needs “leverage.” The House Speaker has habitually maintained that impeachment must center around patriotism and not partisanship. Pelosi reiterated these points when speaking with members of her party before the weekend.