I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat. – Will Rogers
FoxNews.com reports that
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday warned congressional Democrats who support impeachment proceedings against President Trump not to “disparage” colleagues who don’t, a source familiar with the conversation told Fox News.
The stern guidance came during a morning meeting on Capitol Hill, on the heels of Robert Mueller’s testimony which left pro-impeachment Democrats with little new material to pursue their case. The source told Fox News that Pelosi told lawmakers they are still allowed talk about impeachment if it’s politically important for their home districts, but urged them not to malign members who aren’t in the same camp.
“She said, ‘Do what you have to do for your districts, but don’t disparage those who are not for it,’” the source said, recalling Pelosi’s remarks. “She said not to make it a thing about their patriotism or lack thereof if they are not for it.”
The source added that Pelosi even warned them not to “make it a thing” that members in support of impeachment proceedings are “following the Constitution” because it “implies that those of us who don’t support it are not following the Constitution.”
Pelosi, especially in recent weeks, has been trying to tamp down the infighting in the caucus between far-left and more moderate elements of the party. As part of that effort, she is set to meet with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Friday — the freshman lawmaker’s chief of staff is among the Hill figures who’ve been antagonizing centrist Democrats.
But the impeachment question threatens to further divide the caucus after Mueller’s testimony left the future of that push as unclear as ever. Pelosi, for her part, has resisted impeachment pressure from the start.
Mueller stood by his team’s findings at the hearings before both the House Judiciary and House Intelligence Committees—reiterating that the special counsel’s office had found no evidence of a criminal conspiracy between Trump associates and Russia, while also stating that the president was not exonerated on allegations of obstruction of justice despite his assertions to the contrary.
But in doing so, Mueller repeatedly refused to drift beyond the bounds of his report. He also declined to go down the road of the impeachment topic, under questioning from both Republicans and Democrats.
…Rank-and-file Democrats have been calling for impeachment for months, as several House committees lead Trump-focused investigations into his alleged obstruction of justice, his financial history and ties to foreign individuals.
“I think there is a broad consensus in our caucus,” Rep. David Cicilline, R.I., said Wednesday, suggesting that Pelosi will get on board, despite being cool to the idea and helping turn back a recent impeachment resolution on the floor. “I think ultimately the majority of our caucus wants to move forward with an impeachment inquiry.”
The source told Fox News on Thursday that Pelosi “may be softening” to the idea.
But on Wednesday, Pelosi signaled the nearly nine hours of Mueller testimony barely rose to her attention.
When asked if she had watched the hearing, Pelosi, D-Calif., said Wednesday, “Just a little bit,” adding that she only watched a few moments “because we’ve been so busy.”
Uh huh. Sure.
Rush Limbaugh has his own take as to what is going on right now as the Democrats “regroup”…
The Democrats don’t know how to beat Trump, folks. They wanted Mueller to do it. Despite Mueller’s infirmities, despite Mueller’s incapacities and his now incompetence, they rolled the dice. They hoped and prayed. They wanted Mueller to go beat Trump yesterday, not just by triggering impeachment. They wanted Mueller to do the dirty work. They wanted Mueller to defeat Trump yesterday, because they can’t. They don’t know how to defeat Trump. That’s one thing we’ve seen in the last 2-1/2 years, and don’t count the midterms in this.
They weren’t running against Trump. If you go back and look at what they ran on in the 2018 midterms (I looked this up), they did not mention Trump in these individual races. They ran on issues. They did not run against Trump in the midterms. They’re flummoxed now.
I am certain that San Fran Nan was well aware of Wednesday’s debacle.
Mueller sank the Democrats’ last hope of finding anything on President Trump which would let them get anywhere close to having enough to call for Impeachment.
On top of that, she is desperately trying to keep the House Democrats from breaking out into a full-blown Civil War between the New Bolsheviks, led by “The Squad” and the Old Guard Democrat Elites, led by Pelosi.
As the talking heads on the MSM lost their minds over the result of the Mueller Hearings yesterday while covering the grieving House Democrats, you can bet that the House Democrats were on the phone with one another, trying to figure out what to do now that they have been shown to be a bunch of lying fools who have been attempting to con the American Public into believing something that never happened for the last almost 3 years.
I am certain that the Democrat Leadership were asking each other, “How do we regain our credibility with the voters?” And, as Rush alluded to, “How can we possibly beat Trump now?”
Adding to their woes, the group of “Democratic Socialists” who believe differently from the Leadership and support Ocasio-Cortez and company may or may not be few in number.
Regardless of what Speaker Pelosi has said, AOC’s fellow travelers may actually be bigger in number than her recent estimate of a group of 5.
Make no mistake, the Marxist “Social Justice Warrior” wing of the Democratic Party is not willing to let go their pipe dream of impeaching and removing from office President Trump, even if there is no Constitutional cause to do so.
If they do attempt to impeach President Trump, they will fail.
And, their Electoral Exile from the Oval Office will be just beginning.
If the Democratic Leadership allows the Marxist Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) like Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez, and Omar to take control of the House of Representatives and their political party while embracing Radical Islam, anti-Semitism, and Marxism, while insisting on impeaching President Donald J. Trump, Pelosi and the rest of the “useful idiots” known as the House Democratic Leadership are dooming their political party to go the way of the Whigs.
Until He Comes,