Nancy Pelosi outlines why the Democrats should refrain from impeaching Trump just yet

Greg Evans
Saturday 01 June 2019 10:15
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Following special counsel Robert Mueller's surprise speech and resignation on Wednesday, there has been a lot of talk about impeaching the US president - or at least beginning the proceedings of impeachment.

Many Democrats are banging the drum for Trump to be impeached and even the president is becoming increasingly rattled about the prospect of the process being brought against him.

However, speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, has attempted to cool any talks about this subject by telling Jimmy Kimmel that impeachment isn't going to happen anytime soon.

Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night, Pelosi said that the Democrats need to be sure that they have an 'ironclad' case against the president and avoid a situation where the president actually wants to be impeached.

I think the president wants us to impeach him. 

He knows it's not a good idea to be impeached, but the silver lining for him is then, he believes, that he would be exonerated by the United States Senate.

And there is a school of thought that says, 'If the Senate acquits you, why bring charges against him in the private sector when he's no longer president?'

 So when we go through with our case, it's got to be ironclad. Ironclad.

Pelosi added that she believes that the Republican senate is "completely in the pocket of Donald Trump" and wouldn't speak up even if they knew the president had committed a crime.

The full interview, where the 79-year-old also touches on the Mueller Report and the US heath care system, has been shared on YouTube and is well worth 14 minutes of your day.

HT ABC

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