Mika Brzezinski Flags ‘Fantastic’ Pelosi Line That Will Drive Trump Nuts

Blanche Robertson
March 14, 2019

I don't know why she didn't.

Pelosi's remarks came as special counsel Robert Mueller prepares to deliver a report outlining his findings in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Speaking to Fox News, Sanders said she was "glad [Pelosi] sees what the rest of us see, that there's no reason, no cause for impeachment".

"This is kind of fantastic", said the co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" during a discussion of Pelosi telling The Washington Post, "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".

"He's just not worth it", Pelosi said in the interview.

It should also be noted that for all of her faults, Pelosi is a cold and calculating politician when it comes to her opponents. The truth, however, is that her guiding instinct has always been pragmatism. Trump is enjoying economic good fortune (#ThanksObama) although it is fair to note that nearly all of the economic policies enacted by Trump and his party have hurt more Americans than they've helped.

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives could pass articles of impeachment and start the process tomorrow, but what next?

We trust our leaders like Nancy Pelosi.

Hers is a steady, seasoned hand. By saying impeachment needs to be "bipartisan", she hinders any Democratic arguments that a particular act or crime, past or future, warrants impeachment. She could say instead that many of Trump's actions are indeed impeachable, but that actual process isn't feasible right now.

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But Tory former minister Nick Boles said this would amount to a no-deal exit and the European Union would not agree to it. She should feel free to look at other alternatives for partnership deals and the like in order to solve this problem.

But many House Democrats are privately wondering how long it will last.

Still, Pelosi's comments are certain to stoke a stubborn tension with those who believe impeachment proceedings should have begun on day one of the new Congress.

Her comments brought to the fore a debate that has been raging inside the party for months.

In December a year ago, a source close to Trump had revealed that the President was anxious about his impeachment after the Democrats took over the House.

So Nancy Pelosi is correct to say that expending significant energy on impeachment would be pointless and divisive. They would need to focus their attention not on the relatively arid question of whether the president has committed a high crime or misdemeanor, but on the more substantive question of how we expect presidents to behave in office and why.

An emerging sentiment among some lawmakers is that by the time a president is nearing or in the last year of a four-year term, voters in the next election, not Congress, should determine whether he stays or goes, even amid allegations of wrongdoing. "The only thing worse than putting the country through the trauma of impeachment is putting the country through a failed impeachment".

It will remove a tough vote for new Democrats in Trump-leaning districts, according to some. It would no doubt consume all of the legislative oxygen, making it hard for just about anything else to get done.

At the 2018 midterms, Democrats found success by largely ignoring Mr Trump - and his incendiary comments on issues like immigration - and campaigning on issues like healthcare.

Moderate and even some of the most liberal House Democrats said they were supportive of the speaker after she told The Washington Post that she's not for impeachment, at least for now. "You know, it's not about him". "We have to make sure we wait for all the facts". That was an important reminder, and no doubt one she will have to make again and again.

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