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Fri Jul 26, 2019, 12:55 PM

"Democrats worry window closing for impeachment probe"

"House Democrats who are publicly and privately agitating to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump are growing worried that their time is running short -- and that they are missing key opportunities to give them a clear opening to mount a formal probe.

New York Rep. Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee who would be in charge of leading an impeachment inquiry, has repeatedly made a behind-the-scenes case to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others to begin a probe, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.
Nadler has told his colleagues that there are moments with the country paying close attention that would give them a clear opportunity to formally open up an inquiry, according to people who have spoken to him, with Democrats pointing to the immediate aftermath of former special counsel Robert Mueller's report and this week's public testimony as those key times."

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/25/politics/impeachment-window-democrats/index.html

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Nevermypresident Jul 2019 OP
murielm99 Jul 2019 #1
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Response to Nevermypresident (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 01:01 PM

1. More pearl clutching. n/t

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Fri Jul 26, 2019, 01:40 PM

2. Nancy Pelosi Doesn't Have The Votes To Impeach Trump




Pelosi’s majority includes 31 members who represent districts Trump carried in 2016 and could face electoral danger. Impeachment might accomplish little more than energizing Trump 2020 voters.

Close Pelosi allies insist she couldn’t gain majority support for impeachment even if she tried, not to mention the two-thirds of a Republican-run Senate needed for conviction and removal from office. “There will never be 218 in the House,” a leadership aide told me.....

The votes aren’t there. The 31 Democrats who represent districts that Donald Trump won in 2016 can see that impeachment is not popular with voters in general. If these nearly three dozen Democrats want to win second terms and keep the House in Democratic hands, they feel the need to stay far away from impeachment.

Blaming Pelosi is both easy, and it displays a fundamental ignorance of the dynamics of this Democratic House majority.

Robert Mueller’s testimony was an important step, but unless public opinion changes and a whole bunch of House Democrats change their minds, impeachment won’t happen in the House before the 2020 election.

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Response to Nevermypresident (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 02:05 PM

3. It was never really open.

Really.

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