Nancy Pelosi has created a huge problem for herself. In 2018, the Democrats essentially ran on impeaching Trump. They hardly talked about anything else other than the need to stop the president by any means necessary, whatever the cost.
With Pelosi backing away from impeachment, I have to wonder what the internal polling numbers look like. Impeachment polling has got to be catastrophically awful outside of the beltway elites and the social justice warriors for Pelosi to abandon a major campaign promise like this.
However, the social justice warriors are largely the ones who managed to drag the Democrats across the finish like in 2018, and they control a good chunk of the party. I have to wonder if Pelosi won’t find herself struggling with an internal coup over the impeachment issue:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told Democrat lawmakers in a conference call Monday that caucus leaders have no immediate plans to impeach President Donald Trump following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, according to a report.
The Washington Post, citing three officials on the call, reports that lawmakers were told to pump the brakes on ousting the president and instead focus on their respective committee investigations to “see where they lead.”
The development comes after Pelosi cautioned House Democrats on bringing impeachment proceedings ahead of the Monday evening strategy session to discuss Mueller’s findings.
Pelosi wrote in a letter to caucus members hours before the 5:00 p.m. call: “While our views range from proceeding to investigate the findings of the Mueller report or proceeding directly to impeachment, we all firmly agree that we should proceed down a path of finding the truth. It is also important to know that the facts regarding holding the President accountable can be gained outside of impeachment hearings.”