Pelosi Admits Impeachment Is 'Divisive' But Says She Will Go There Anyway If She Has To
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On Thursday during a press conference, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that she was happy about how the House Judiciary Committee decided to move forward with an impeachment inquiry.
“I stand by what we’ve been doing all along, I support what is happening in the Judiciary Committee because that enables them to do their process of interrogation and their investigation and I salute them for that work.” she said.
Pelosi continued, “I’ve traveled the entire country. Come with me some time, and you’ll hear what the American people are saying. they understand that impeachment is a very divisive measure, but if we have to go there, we’ll have to go there. That’s all I’m going to say about this subject.”
She concluded with: “And by the way, I am very pleased at the path we are on and progress our committees have made not just the Judiciary Committee, so we are on a timing standpoint were we need to be.”
Pelosi's comments came in response to the left-wing House Judiciary Committee's plans to ramp up their efforts to impeach President Trump relating to his potential "obstruction of justice" in the bogus Russia investigation.
"This committee is engaged in an investigation that will allow us to determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment with respect to President Trump," stated Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler. "Some call this process an impeachment inquiry. Some call it an impeachment investigation. There is no legal difference between these terms, and I no longer care to argue about the nomenclature."
"But let me clear up any remaining doubt: The conduct under investigation poses a threat to our democracy. We have an obligation to respond to this threat. And we are doing so," he said.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the committee will "designate certain hearings as part of the continuing investigation. It also gives committee lawyers the chance to question witnesses for an hour after all lawmakers have asked questions, and gives the White House counsel a chance to respond in writing to information presented to the panel."
Republicans immediately hammered the Left for the bogus move.
"Democrats followed the yellow brick road, and now they're fully lost in impeachment Oz," said Republican Rep. Doug Collins. "Try as they might, they can't find their way out of the mess they've made because they think words don't matter."
"All along they thought people were coming along with them and that the public was happy with this and other members of their own party were happy with this, but somewhere down the yellow brick road they looked around and said 'there’s not all of us here, people aren't following anymore,'" he continued.
Collins continued to slam Nadler saying: "The difference between formal impeachment proceedings and what we're doing today is a world apart no matter what the chairman just said. The chairman can do this at any time, because he wants the appearance of something that it's not. You're not in an impeachment inquiry."
Republicans were not the only ones who were upset about the move. Even some moderate Democrats bashed the far-left committee.
"It's sucking the air out of all of the good stuff we’re doing," Democratic Rep. Donna Shalala said.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on the other hand praised the move saying "yes" when asked if she supported the decision.
"I think you should characterize it for what it is, it's a continuation of what we have been doing," she said. "You know we all work together on these things."
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