Message 2869 of 2871 (853192)
05-23-2019 11:15 AM
Pelosi and impeachment
From this morning's New York Times.
Pelosi Pushes Go-Slow Strategy on Impeachment as She Goads Trump
Nothing new in this article, but sometimes it's nice to get a quick summary to remind us where we stand at the moment.
Basically, Pelosi has been trying to prevent impeachment proceedings from proceeding at the moment, preferring to let the current investigations run their course.
Pelosi wants instead to trumpet the Democratic legislative initiatives that the House has been passing. However, it's the Trump cult that has been crowding out that news from the media by focusing on the investigations.
She is also concerned about the newer members of the House that were elected from marginal districts. But some of these have been saying that they, too, are open to impeachment.
In fact, even some members of Pelosi 's moderate coalition are starting to move toward supporting impeachment as a reaction of Trump's "scorched earth" refusal to cooperate in any way.
Me, it's hard to say which would be strategically better for the Democrats, impeachment or not. However much I disagree with Pelosi on a lot of policy matters, I do have to recognize that she is highly skilled in the politics game, so I'm willing to trust she may know what she's doing here.
If this was a witch hunt, it found a lot of witches. -- David Cole, writing about the Mueller investigation.
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