Impeach…or imprison, that is the question.
“’I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison,’ Pelosi said, according to multiple Democratic sources familiar with the meeting. Instead of impeachment, Pelosi still prefers to see Trump defeated at the ballot box and then prosecuted for his alleged crimes, according to the sources,” reports Politico.
“They said she was expressing solidarity with pro-impeachment Democrats who want to hold the president accountable while disputing the idea that it is now time to take that step. Pelosi has long argued that certain conditions must be met before Democrats begin impeachment — public support and strong bipartisan backing, neither of which have so far materialized,” adds the article.
Truthfully, a national will to impeach this president may never materialize. However, that is not going to stop efforts to make it happen for crimes real or imagined.
“You don’t bring an indictment of you don’t bring an impeachment unless you have all the facts, the strongest possible case so that the President is held accountable. One way or another, in the court of public opinion, or in the court of law, or in the Congress of the United States,” Pelosi told reporters.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "You don't bring an indictment or you don't bring an impeachment unless you have all of the facts, the strongest possible case." pic.twitter.com/Al1Myffu9B
— The Hill (@thehill) May 30, 2019
Just like a stopped clock that has the correct time twice a day, Pelosi is actually right on this matter. She sees impeachment as the losing proposition it is and seems to be steering her party away from the rhetoric of actually attempting the impossible even if other Democrats are not so realistic.
“With respect to [the] impeachment question, at this point all options are on the table and nothing should be ruled out,” said House Judiciary Chairman Nadler.
“Robert Mueller’s statement makes it clear: Congress has a legal and moral obligation to begin impeachment proceedings immediately,” posted Cory Booker on social media.
“Mueller’s statement makes clear what those who have read his report know: It is an impeachment referral, and it’s up to Congress to act. They should,” added Elizabeth Warren.
Wishful thinking or reality? This time Pelosi is right…even if she does want President Trump in prison. For what is anyone’s guess.