Nancy Pelosi is frustrated with the radicals in her caucus and she has every right to be. Say what you will about Nancy, but she is ruthless and quite good at her job.
So she must be sitting back in distress as her colleagues in the House rush headlong over the cliff of impeachment. Pelosi might step in and stop it at some point but if the momentum continues to build in the Democratic party she won’t be able to stop it without disenfranchising the base.
Nancy Pelosi knows that impeachment will help President Trump but Rep Ocasio-Cortez and Jerry Nadler want to raise money upgrade their profile for their future ambitions and think impeaching President Trump will help them reach their goals.
This is doomed to backfire, and Nancy Pelosi is trying to warn them.
The Washington Examiner reported that Nancy Pelosi shut down press questions about whether the House is conducting a formal impeachment inquiry as some lawmakers claim.
“I’m not answering any more questions about a possible inquiry, investigation, and the rest,” the House Speaker tersely told reporters who asked her about the matter at her press conference.
Nancy Pelosi’s Pelosi’s frustration led her to walk away from the podium, cutting her weekly press conference short after calling for reporters to focus on the Senate GOP’s refusal to take up a Democratic proposal to expand background checks for gun purchases.
“Why is it that you are hung up with a word over here when lives are at stake over there?” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, walking out of the room.
Nancy Pelosi has resisted a formal House vote that would authorize the House Judiciary Committee to launch an official impeachment inquiry. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler has nonetheless declared the panel is conducting an official investigation.