Democrats vow to support impeachment, defying Nancy Pelosi
Updated: Apr 17, 2019
Original Publication: http://www.eivnews.com/archives/9418
After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) reinstated her stand to oppose impeachment against the President on last Monday, a wave of disagreement among the freshman Democrats surged to defy her.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Pelosi said she remained committed to a “bipartisan” supported impeachment and added that President Donald Trump “is just not worth it,” although she does not “think he’s fit to be president of the United States.”
“Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it,” Pelosi said.
Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) vowed to vote in favor of impeachment in an interview with C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal”, a day after the article on Pelosi was published.
“There will be another vote on impeachment,” Green said in the C-SPAN interview. “If you desire to stop me, you but only have to change the rules so that I can’t bring a vote on impeachment. Otherwise, I will, because the Constitution and the rules allow any one person to bring a vote on impeachment.
In response to Pelosi’s statement, Green said “I think the country’s worth it, I think the Constitution is worth it,” and that the House should not wait for broad bipartisan support to pursue impeachment.
“If we wait on Republicans, who are not going to buy in, then there won’t be an impeachment,” he said during the press conference in his office. “We should not wait on people who are not coming. That bipartisanship has already gone to the bottom of the sea of sophistry.”
Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), who announced her plan to file impeachment against Trump on March 6 in a press conference, said she will proceed the formal process to investigate the president’s alleged wrongdoings on Tuesday.
“Speaker Pelosi and all members of leadership have always encouraged us to represent our district, and this is something that was very important to my residents – still continues to be,” Tlaib said to a reporter. “So I’m going to move forward, obviously.”
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, commented in “Outnumbered” on Fox News hours after Pelosi, encouraging Democrats to get on board with Pelosi to dismiss the possibility to impeach the president.
“I’m glad that she sees what the rest of us see, that there’s no reason, there’s no cause for impeachment,” Sanders said on the show. “The president’s done an incredible job in his first two years in office. The country is better than it’s been in decades, and we’re actually making progress on a number of fronts.”