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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said during an interview on Monday that she is against impeaching President Donald Trump, unless something “compelling and overwhelming” comes to light.

“I’m not for impeachment. This is news. I’m going to give you some news right now because I haven’t said this to any press person before,” Pelosi told The Washington Post (behind a paywall).

“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,” she went on to explain. “And he’s just not worth it,”

The Post also asked the speaker if she thought Trump was fit to serve as president.

“Are we talking ethically? Intellectually? Politically? What are we talking here?” Pelosi asked.

In all those ways, the news outlet wanted to know.

“No. No. I don’t think he is,” said Pelosi. “I mean, ethically unfit. Intellectually unfit. Curiosity-wise unfit. No, I don’t think he’s fit to be president of the United States.”

Pelosi elaborated in a way that brought up echoes of Hillary Clinton’s infamous “basket of deplorables” comments about Trump supporters.

“And that’s up to us to make the contrast to show that this president — while he may be appealing to you on your insecurity and therefore your xenophobia, whether it’s globalization or immigrants — is fighting clean air for your children to breathe, clean water for them to drink, food safety, every good thing that we should be doing that people can’t do for themselves.”

CNN political analyst Amanda Carpenter responded to Pelosi’s stance against impeachment saying, “The sound you hear right now is people at the (Republican National Committee) doing the happy dance on their tables.

“They can say, ‘Look even the House speaker is not for impeachment.’”

Carpenter, a former top aide to GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and an outspoken critic of the president, further contended it would be far more feasible for the Democrats to defeat Trump in 2020 than to impeach him.

“What is easier for the Democrats to do, actually impeach and remove the president or to go flip a couple tens of thousands of votes in the Midwest?” Carpenter asked. “It’s far easier to make this an election issue than a legislative one in the House.”

“Just looking at the calendar. Right now, it’s March 2019,” she added. “We have an election in November 2020. The amount of time it would take to actually hold the investigations, have the subpoenas, have the hearings and get the votes. There’s just not enough time on the clock.”

In 2017, while the Republicans still controlled the House, Pelosi and then-House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer also voiced their opposition to impeachment, arguing the time was not right.

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31 Comments

31 Comments

  1. Smokey

    March 12, 2019 at 2:32 am

    #FutureHeadline – AOC demands Pelosi be ousted from Congress for “daring to break with DNC policy”

    • Evangelina Martinez

      March 12, 2019 at 5:41 am

      What a load of crap. “We need to do every good thing for people who can’t do for themselves” When the Democrats allow Babies to be MURDERED before and after Birth, allow Human Trafficking of Women and children for sexual abuse and murder for satanic rituals and to be eaten and allow criminals to come through our Borders as well as not standing up against Omar for her Antisemitism it’s BS. The Democrats don’t care about People they only care about keeping Power.

      • Colleen

        March 12, 2019 at 9:10 am

        Absolutely right on all these points,Evangelina.

  2. Pete

    March 12, 2019 at 2:33 am

    That’s a very round about way of saying there isn’t enough substance to make case. Once again the “Professional” politicians are stumped by his method of getting things done. He doesn’t confirm to their mold. He just won’t play their game.

    • Dean Perry

      March 12, 2019 at 9:42 am

      But look what he has gotten “done”.

      • ON THE ROCK

        March 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm

        DEAN, YOU JUST KEEP MAKING STUPIDER AND STUPIDER COMMENTS. DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE IN A BABY MURDERING SOCIALIST LEANING SELF DESTRUCTING DEMOCRATIC PARTY? DUMB.

      • Michael

        March 12, 2019 at 4:09 pm

        Yeah, Dean, why don’t you take a look? You’ll have to remove your head from your ass first though, so we won’t hold our breath on that one.

  3. alex jacques

    March 12, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Getting more interesting. Strange goings on in the Good Old USA>

  4. Pat

    March 12, 2019 at 2:50 am

    That’s nice she thinks he is worth it. Me I would like to see all of the people in Congress that are against what the people want removed. on both sides.

    • Carol Boatright

      March 12, 2019 at 4:21 am

      I so agree with that statement. Get rid of all of them

  5. Wilson

    March 12, 2019 at 3:04 am

    The only flip you will get is the bird from us Carpenter.

  6. jrgolden

    March 12, 2019 at 5:42 am

    Don’t waste the resources on converting his base. Focus on GOTV activities to motivate and deploy Democratic leaning citizens. Remember that he didn’t garner the popular vote and work from there. Starting with the millions of newly minted 18-21 year olds.

    “Get there first with the most.”
    -Jeb Stuart

    • FAST EDDIE

      March 12, 2019 at 10:13 am

      Exactly why the Electoral College is necessary, so a small section of the country cannot dictate the outcome of an election to the rest of the country.

      • jrgolden

        March 13, 2019 at 8:44 am

        You mean like how sparsely populated states like the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming et al can influence the entire nation in the Senate?

  7. mike dar

    March 12, 2019 at 5:56 am

    He didn’t run on the ‘popular vote RACE’. He ran on the ‘Electoral vote RACE’. Won and spent 1/2 that Hillary spent on a misguided Race effort.
    Had Trump run the same race Hillary did he would have ‘garnered’ the ‘popular vote’.
    As to ‘newly minted’ heads full of mush and no experiences in life.. you are asking for voters whom are blind to lead the pack,

    • FAST EDDIE

      March 12, 2019 at 10:17 am

      You got it! Oh, and don’t forget the illegals that aren’t even citizens they want to let vote.

  8. Sue

    March 12, 2019 at 6:37 am

    Pelosi knows the Dems can bring a motion for impeachment in the House, but the party does not have the power to push the motion through a Republican Senate or bring the motion to a successful end. So, it would be a failure for the Dems before the next election. It would just mean she would lose the Speaker position in the 2020 election.

  9. Shari Early

    March 12, 2019 at 7:17 am

    I am in the Midwest and the last thing I see is anyone in my area flipping to Democrats after they’ve attacked everything we stand for. We don’t want more government like they want. We want less government. I want the drug epidemic stopped. I want border security. I want Sharia law made illegal in the US because it’s unconstitutional. I want my gun rights left alone. The more they ban guns for legal owners is more that are uncontrolled in the hands of criminals and makes everyone a target. Socialist should be sent to live in Venezuela for a year. Democrats have turned people Republican and it’s not getting better for them.

    • jrgolden

      March 13, 2019 at 8:40 am

      If you want to stop the “drug epidemic” then middle America needs to stop using drugs. Supply always follows demand.

  10. Mike

    March 12, 2019 at 7:38 am

    I think she read the Mueller report and they have nothing

  11. meozzie

    March 12, 2019 at 8:17 am

    It’s not worth it translates into there’s no collusion or anything else to be found that would hold water against our greatest President since Ronald Reagan. Crawl back into your hole Pelosi!

  12. RAY SAY

    March 12, 2019 at 8:48 am

    ‘Trump not worth it’

    Translation: He beat us again, there is no collusion there never was; we couldn’t fool the people this time

  13. Mark Terzano

    March 12, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Run Nancy Run.

  14. MissD

    March 12, 2019 at 9:04 am

    I smell a RAT !

    • FAST EDDIE

      March 12, 2019 at 10:20 am

      Just an “old bat” in the House.

  15. Richard Anderson

    March 12, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Nancy is very much in that same cost-benefit catagory. Some would like to finance an effective re-call effort against The Mummy but others say that she looks so much like a corpse already that a stiff breeze could carry her off momentarily and a lot of money would be wasted preparing a never needed re-call campaign…

  16. Frank Campo

    March 12, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Guess the old woman didn’t want to be embarrassed by not getting enough votes to impeach. I pray for the day Pelosi, Schumer and Ginsberg walk hand in hand down the black road to hell.

  17. Michael

    March 12, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Intellectually unfit? Ha! That’s rich, coming from a simpleton like you, Pelosi. Ethically unfit? Yeah, says the head of the party who think it’s ok to murder babies. Please. Get the fuck outta here with your retarded fucking comments.

  18. Linda

    March 12, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    What the hell does “curiosity-wise” unfit mean????

  19. Linda

    March 12, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    What the hell does “curiosity-wise unfit” mean???

  20. LST

    March 13, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    “Not fit?” Piglosi is unfit to have any intelligence, she’s an old senile, & drunken prune who needs to take a very, very long one-way flight on her broom and not come back.

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