Speaker Nancy Pelosi is getting close to announcing something about an impeachment inquiry into President Trump — something she’s resisted despite calls from the more progressive members of her caucus — but she found time Tuesday to appear at The Atlantic Festival and speak with Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg.
She said that Trump was “making lawlessness a virtue in our country,” and accused the director of national intelligence of “breaking the law at the direction of the president” by withholding a whistle-blower complaint that reportedly implicates Trump in asking the president of Ukraine to launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden’s dealings in the country.
“If that is the case—that the president of the United States would ask a foreign government to assist him in a political way—that would be wrong,” Pelosi said.
Would it be impeachable?, Goldberg asked.
Pelosi would not answer directly. “I’ll be making an announcement at 5 p.m. today. Not here, not now,” she said.
One question she would answer directly, and it’s caught in the video below, is why Trump has to be impeached.
.@SpeakerPelosi accidentally tells the truth here, which is that everything they’re doing is an attempt to stop @realDonaldTrump from getting democratically re-elected: “He can’t win; that is very serious.” pic.twitter.com/uP9zmJY07P
— Cliff Sims (@Cliff_Sims) September 24, 2019
Democrats’ decision to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump comes immediately after Joe Biden has started to fall in the polls and is no longer the frontrunner
Biden was their best shot to beat Trump
All Democrats have left is impeachment
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 24, 2019
I thought she was House leader. Seems she’s a follower!!!! WEAK
— Krislee (@Krislee47) September 24, 2019
This 3 year temper tantrum is getting VERY old. ?
— Cheryl (@cmgannon56) September 24, 2019
The bottom line is that Dems just don't want @realDonaldTrump to win re-election & this is their way of trying to stop it! It won't work! The American people have already spoken & it's not even election time! And here's the proof: pic.twitter.com/4D4B5j89Yz
— Karen Szatkowski (@KarenJSki) September 24, 2019
Way to lose an election Dems!
— Connie Martin (@heartbeyond) September 24, 2019
Here we are nearly 3 years later and the DEMOCRATS still obstructing! #PISSEDOFF
— Marsha Yetter (@pippygirl2000) September 24, 2019
Exactly. Anything so that our team wins. They need to get into sports.
— Name (@TheWeezieBone) September 24, 2019
I love it when @SpeakerPelosi slips up and speaks honestly every now and again
— Hercules Rockefeller (@OttoWeinert) September 24, 2019
Oops, she said the quiet part out loud.
— Inconvienient Truth (@BeastofOrem) September 24, 2019
— trumpster✌ (@trumpster251) September 24, 2019
What is far more serious, Ms Pelosi, is a Dem Party that thinks impeaching the President in the hope this will prevent his re-election is either rational, Constitutional, or moral.
You smell of desperation. It’s an ugly smell.
— Linda Suhler, PhD (@LindaSuhler) September 24, 2019
"He can't win, that is very serious" …. Hum sounds like familiar … ? pic.twitter.com/pb2Jt51ZO9
— Baptiste ?? (@LeCitronFR) September 24, 2019
She told us the first time that Trump would NOT become president. Sorry Nancy! You're wrong again. Trump can win. Trump will win. And he will win in a landslide. Take that to the bank!
— rawcalcat (@rawcalcat) September 24, 2019
He’s been winning since he’s stepped in office #crazynancy
— Mike Zeman (@__Zeman52) September 24, 2019
He can win and he will win.
— Justice Weeps (@challenge_bag) September 24, 2019
Is Pelosi working for Trump now?
— Drew Mccrite (@DrewMccrite) September 24, 2019
— Mary Carley (@Carley8Carley) September 24, 2019
Yeah, SO not good for Democrats: Ben Domenech spells out why impeachment is basically a gift to Trump in fact-filled thread https://t.co/Dhlw25twXc
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 24, 2019