It happened without much in the way of fanfare but caused a political wave none the less.
On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi officially put a stake in the heart of Democrat Plan A to get President Trump out of office by any means possible. She told the Washington Post that politically, it was a no go.
“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,” she told the Washington Post.
The keyboard warriors of the internet took that statement and started to speculate. Are there new raw poll numbers that we don’t know about? Have the Democrats seen the Mueller report and realize that there is no there, there?
A clue came from Congress Critter and fellow California nut Adam Schiff.
While speaking to CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju on Monday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) stated that it would be hard to get the Senate to vote to remove the president unless there is “very graphic” evidence that is “pretty overwhelming.”
Schiff said, “In the absence of very graphic evidence, it would be difficult to get the support in the Senate needed to make an impeachment successful. So, again, my feeling is, let’s see what Bob Mueller produces, but the evidence will have to be pretty overwhelming.”
Them’s code words for “we got nothing to impeach him with.”
This decision, of course, will be a huge blow to the biggest cheerleader for the cause, Maxine Waters, yet ANOTHER California Congress Critter who appeared on MSNBC’s AM Joy on Saturday and claimed they had everything they needed to impeach the president.
“I believe in the Constitution, and the Constitution gives us the authority and the responsibility to decide whether or not a president is acting in the best interests of this country. This president is not.”
“As far as I’m concerned, he has enough violations, he’s been involved in a lot of activity that we believe needs to be made apparent,” Waters said.
“And so, I believe that we have everything that it needs to basically impeach him. I believe that. And you’re absolutely right, we’re depending on Mr. Mueller,” she added.
Looks like Mad Maxine didn’t get the memo. This avenue is off the table for now.