Nancy Pelosi confirmed she’s lost any illusion of control over her caucus.
First, it was AOC and her merry band of socialists going rogue and demanding the impeachment of President Trump. Now, members of Pelosi’s own leadership team are in open rebellion, insisting Pelosi bring up impeachment proceedings – no matter the cost.
The Democrats own campaign arm admits the findings of the Mueller report rank “near the bottom” of voters’ concerns. So while Democrats continue their sad obsession over their embarrassing loss in the 2016 election, voters at home are waiting for the Democrats to get to work on just about anything else.
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Pelosi clashes with fellow Dems in closed-door debate on impeachment
Heather Caygle, John Bresnahan and Sarah Ferris
May 20, 2019
House Democratic leaders sparred internally on Monday over whether to begin an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her allies rejecting the call to move forward for now, according to multiple sources.
Reps. David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Jamie Raskin of Maryland and Joe Neguse of Colorado — all members of Democratic leadership — pushed to begin impeachment proceedings during a leadership meeting in Pelosi’s office, said the sources. Pelosi and Reps. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, Hakeem Jeffries of New York and Cheri Bustos of Illinois — some of her key allies — rejected their calls, saying Democrats’ message is being drowned out by the fight over possibly impeaching Trump.
Democratic leaders also fear that impeaching Trump in the House, only to see him acquitted by the Senate, would strengthen his hand in 2020.
But there is a growing chorus of pro-impeachment Democrats, and they’re being egged on by outside groups that argue Trump needs to be removed from office.
Pelosi, though, insists Democrats are all on the same page, despite Monday’s drama.
“There’s no divide,” Pelosi said as she exited the Capitol. “We’re fine.”