House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler and Speaker Nancy Pelosi clash over impeachment.

By |2019-06-11T06:07:15-08:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |10 Comments

I think I’m with Nadler on this one.

Courtesy of Politico

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, two longtime allies, are clashing over whether to begin an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump — a sign of how toxic the split over Trump has become for House Democrats.

Nadler has twice urged Pelosi in private to open a formal impeachment inquiry, but the speaker, backed by the majority of her leadership team and her caucus, has maintained that impeaching the president would backfire on Democrats without meaningful Republican support. And there is no sign that Trump’s GOP firewall is cracking.

Pelosi and Nadler, two veterans of the impeachment drama surrounding President Bill Clinton 20 years ago, appear to be drawing opposite lessons from that experience. And the divide between the two lawmakers is illustrative of what all Democrats are grappling with as they respond to Trump’s efforts to stonewall congressional investigations into his personal conduct, finances and policy moves.

“I think they are articulating the different impulses within the caucus, and also within each of us,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) said of Pelosi and Nadler. “It’s not entirely clear what to do.”

“Put yourself in the position of somebody in the House of Representatives today,” added Raskin, a Judiciary Committee member who wants to launch an impeachment inquiry. “There are a million factors to deal with. And we’re dealing with the most lawless, corrupt presidency of our lifetime. So what is the right time to respond? It’s not entirely clear.”

Like I said at the top I am firmly in the Nadler camp on this topic, as much as it pains me to disagree with the brilliant Nancy Pelosi I also think that we have to move forward with impeachment. 

We just do.

Especially since Trump is clearly freaked out about what Nadler is already doing with his committee. 

Just imagine how crazed his tweets will be once the House Dems start impeachment hearings.

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10 Comments

  1. BuckeyeB June 11, 2019 at 11:44 am - Reply

    PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT, indeed…
    & I’m damned sick & tired of the *president* harassing us.

    • Anonymous June 11, 2019 at 6:41 pm - Reply

      Beat me to it, I was going to comment how he is harassing us with his tweets and stupidity.

  2. Anonymous June 11, 2019 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Trump is obviously worthy of impeachment, but if he is acquitted by the Senate, he’ll be crowing about it without shame through the election. His bully pulpit will speak much louder than long, complex hearings in Congress.

    What happens if he does get thrown out? Democrats will have to contend with a new GOP candidate for President, someone who may actually spark enthusiasm among conservatives. Right now, Trump is on the ropes and losing in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania. And the economy is showing signs of coming off the sugar high, with nowhere to go but down. Maybe we keep Trump, but with investigations dogging him through the election and censure instead of impeachment.

    That’s sort of what the Republicans did to Hillary: continual investigations, but no negative resolutions (never convicted, never forced to resign). The constant drumbeat of negative news (and Russian amplification) made her a hugely unpopular candidate in the swing states, therefore a great candidate to run against for the Republicans.

    • Anonymous June 11, 2019 at 6:46 pm - Reply

      Ok, I agree with your comment, however he is so corrupt he needs to do prison time. I would also like that he would be forced to pay back all the money for his adult children’s security and his golf outings.. for starters.

      Maybe the key is to keep the investigations going until after the election, he loses.. he gets indicted, he wins..he gets impeached.

  3. Anonymous June 11, 2019 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    The oroblem? Trump duesnt think he has done anything wrong. His supporters are rabid so they go where the hate flows. Mcconnel and the others? Thay will sell out to stay relevant, constitution be damned. Meanwhile putin smiles his everlasting but deadly mona lisa smile.

  4. dvlaries June 11, 2019 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    They both have my support, but I’ll tell you, for the fight they’re in I could wish each was 20 years younger…

  5. dvlaries June 11, 2019 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    “Before the Watergate hearings began, only 19 percent of the country supported impeaching Nixon. After the hearings, that number jumped to 57 percent.”

    “As far as the leadership of the Democratic Party is concerned, empowering women of color is great until they threaten its own power.”

    “If this parade of strategic calamity and gutless short-sightedness continues apace, Donald Trump won’t have to work hard to keep his job.”
    – William Rivers Pitt

    https://truthout.org/articles/democratic-leadership-shoots-own-feet-reloads-shoots-own-feet-again/

  6. nanna June 11, 2019 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    LOL it’s a deep and bitter split, is it? Pollutico wishes it was. The hounds of hell will be unleashed if Democrats decide to go for impeachment. The hounds of hell will be unleashed the second that the Democrats decide not to go for impeachment. Given that there won’t be any impeachment without that GOP shithole called the US Senate, the only real course of action left is to investigate and to prosecute in congress.

    But having Democratic politicians constantly making pro-impeachment statements while there’s only Nancy Pelosi between them and him will be scaring the literal shit out of Herr (“dirty, disgusting I-word”) Drumpf, so the media are welcome to make whatever claims get them the most clicks.

  7. Anonymous June 12, 2019 at 3:07 am - Reply

    Gez, they look like they are dead in that pcture. I’m tired of this country being led by the cryptkeepers cryptdwellers. Ancient old people. Retire fucking already.
    This needs to be an apolitical issue. Obstruction of justice is a crime. I beleive there is a hell of a lot more than just that, but that is enough to impeach.
    We have a certifiably deranged lunatic in the highest office of our land.
    So what if another GOP candidate emerges? I’d risk that over this any day. .

  8. Ditto Post June 12, 2019 at 7:56 am - Reply

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kamala-harris-trump-robert-mueller_n_5d00f92be4b011df123dd4d3

    “I do believe that we should believe Bob Mueller when he tells us essentially that the only reason an indictment was not returned is because of a memo in the Department of Justice that suggests you cannot indict a sitting president. But I’ve seen prosecution of cases on much less evidence,” “For those of us who have been following the investigation and have seen any part of that report, it is very clear that there is a lot of good evidence pointing to obstruction of justice,” “I believe Congress should take the steps towards impeachment.”

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