House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told some top Democrats that she wants to see President Trump in prison, According to Politico.
This comes from a meeting with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and other key Democrats on whether to proceed on impeachment of President Trump.
Nadler reportedly pressed Pelosi to let his committee open impeachment against Trump. But instead of going with many Democrats who prefer impeachment, Pelosi seems not open to the idea of impeaching Trump at this time. She said, “I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison,” according to Politico.
Pelosi has asserted that public support and strong bipartisan backing are needed before Democrats can begin impeachment, none of which they have so far reached.
In Pelosi’s view, unless they have public support, impeaching President Trump is not worth it, fearing that it would help strengthen the Republican base and increase re-election chances for President Trump. She wants Democrats to defeat Trump in the 2020 election and then proceed to prosecute him for his wrongdoing, stated Politico.
President Trump has repeatedly denied any accusation about obstruction of justice from Democrats. In his latest tweet regarding this issue, he said, “No collusion, no obstruction, no nothing! “What the Democrats are trying to do is the biggest sin tin the impeachment business.” David Rivkin, Constitutional Scholar. Meantime, the Dems are getting nothing done in Congress. They are frozen stiff. Get back to work, much to do!”
In the past Trump has clashed with Pelosi many time over multiple issues, from the border wall to government shutdown negotiations. Trump even called off Pelosi’s trip to Brussels and Afghanistan during negotiations over the government shutdown back in January 2019.
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