Pelosi Tries to Rein in Progressives within the House


Pelosi reportedly made the following statements to progressives during a meeting on Capitol Hill:

“‘Do what you have to do for your districts, but don’t disparage those who are not for [impeachment]. Don’t make it a thing about their patriotism or lack thereof if they are not for it.”

The House Speaker also asked progressives not to state that impeaching the president is following the Constitution; according to Pelosi, this particular assertion infers that “that those of us who don’t support [impeachment] are not following the Constitution.”

Talk of Impeaching President Trump

As previously stated, the president’s critics have discussed impeachment since the beginning of his service in the White House. Individuals who support Trump overwhelmingly maintain that calls for impeachment are politically motivated and lacking in merit. Conservatives have also noted that disliking the president or what he writes on Twitter does not serve as grounds for impeachment.