Not too long ago, Pelosi insisted that impeachment was not going to be the focus of the next Congress.
Well now that Democrats are back in control, she has suddenly changed her tune.
Now, it seems, that’s all she and the Democrats are capable of talking about as the 116th Congress starts today.
Nancy Pelosi says she won’t rule out indictment, impeachment for Trump https://t.co/GVAU9pR3Pp
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 3, 2019
Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she wouldn’t rule out President Trump being indicted while in office, describing the topic as “an open discussion.”
During an exclusive interview with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie, the House Democratic leader said it’s possible that special counsel Robert Mueller could seek an indictment against the sitting president, despite Justice Department guidelines against such action.
“I do not think that that is conclusive,” Pelosi said about the guidance.
“I think that that is an open discussion. I think that is an open discussion in terms of the law,” she said, on the eve of reclaiming her former title as speaker of the House. Pelosi will become the first lawmaker in recent history to hold that office twice when the 116th Congress convenes Thursday. …
Although Democrats have discussed the idea of impeaching the president, Pelosi said it would not benefit the country to pursue one. But she wouldn’t rule the idea out either.
“We have to wait and see what happens with the Mueller report. We shouldn’t be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn’t avoid impeachment for a political reason. So we’ll just have to see how it comes,” she said.
On other pending issues, Pelosi stood her ground on the issue of Trump’s demand for funding his border wall with Mexico.
“No, no. Nothing for the wall. We’re talking about border security,” she said. “There is no amount of persuasion he can do to say to us, ‘We want you to do something that is not effective, that costs billions of dollars.’ That sends the wrong message about who we are as a country.” …
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news:
Did al of you morons in the #MSM forget that there is a Senate? For two years you talked about and belittled the House.. all of a sudden a 120 year old battle axe from a liberal cesspool that has stolen millions from taxpayers, shuts down govt and vacations in Hawaii is powerful?
— Blaine Leipold (@Bleipold1) January 3, 2019
She makes me sick.
— 2020eyes (@Upton1000) January 3, 2019
I thought Matt Lauer sucked as an interviewer!!!
— Mr.G.E. (@stewbusch1418) January 3, 2019
She’s a bold face lier and a hypocrite. If Trump and Pelosi are the best we can do in government this country is in big trouble
— Dennis Davignon (@DennisDavignon) January 3, 2019
Did she say Bush again or is this lunatics brain functioning on all four cylinders?
— Elwood (@Elwood58559056) January 3, 2019