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Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:02 PM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Says Impeachment Would Be Divisive But Is Not Off the Table

Source: Time

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi maintained that impeaching President Donald Trump would be incredibly divisive for the country while speaking at the first annual TIME 100 Summit on Tuesday in New York City. But she also said it wasn’t off the table.

“The Russians had a systemic overall assault on our electoral system and what we also did see is that the President of the United States engaged in behavior that was unethical, unscrupulous and beneath the dignity of the office that he holds,” she said. “What’s surprising about it is that the Republicans seem to have an unlimited appetite for that kind of behavior. Instead of being ashamed of what that report said, they gave their blessing once again to the President.”

“[Impeachment is] one of the most divisive paths we could go down in our country, but if the path of fact-finding takes us there, we have no choice,” the California Democrat and 2019 TIME 100 honoree added a bit later. “We’re not there yet.”

On the question of whether Trump’s actions were criminal, Pelosi responded that it “remains to be seen” after Congress can see the rest of the report, sans redactions. She also reiterated previous statements that she and fellow Democrats were not interested in seeing less-redacted versions in secure rooms a few legislators at a time.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/house-speaker-nancy-pelosi-says-impeachment-would-be-divisive-but-is-not-off-the-table/ar-BBWdSL3?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Says Impeachment Would Be Divisive But Is Not Off the Table (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 23 OP
BigmanPigman Apr 23 #1
Mr.Bill Apr 23 #2
Botany Apr 23 #3
NotHardly Apr 23 #4
BeyondGeography Apr 23 #5
gldstwmn Apr 24 #18
C Moon Apr 23 #6
Ramsey Barner Apr 23 #7
2naSalit Apr 23 #8
SunSeeker Apr 23 #10
forgotmylogin Apr 24 #13
Baltimike Apr 24 #16
gldstwmn Apr 24 #19
SunSeeker Apr 23 #9
gldstwmn Apr 24 #20
cstanleytech Apr 23 #11
ginnyinWI Apr 24 #14
CaptainTruth Apr 24 #12
gldstwmn Apr 24 #22
NurseJackie Apr 24 #15
gldstwmn Apr 24 #17
Stuart G Apr 24 #21
Kashkakat v.2.0 Apr 24 #23

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:05 PM

1. It seems to me that she has always been against impeachment,

even with Bush 2. I forgot about that until I watched Ari Melber earlier and this was mentioned.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:07 PM

2. I'll tell you what's divisive.

A president taking a wrecking ball to our government while he and his crew are looting the country while one third of the nation cheers him on.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:09 PM

3. No, it would be galvanizing .... Right v Wrong end of story

And if people/parties want to stand with a corrupt cheater then screw 'em.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:11 PM

4. No more divisive than the inability to do her damn job

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:12 PM

5. Divisive? You're being stonewalled

when you’re not being taunted by a traitor.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:33 PM

18. Right? Barr won't even show them the entire Mueller Report.

He's playing hide the ball. He is clearly not acting in the interest of the American people. It's time to start playing hard ball with these idiots. It's the only thing they understand.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:28 PM

6. WTF! He broke (is breaking) the laws of our land. He needs to PAY for his crimes!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:36 PM

7. Speaker Pelosi is a master of her craft.

She's moved from "He's not worth it" to "If the facts lead us there" to "It would be incredibly divisive" but we may have to do it for the good of the country.

I think she knows exactly what she's doing. Instead of looking overeager to impeach, Dems will now be reluctantly forced to act to uphold the Constitution.

That said, I'd like to see her move faster!

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:44 PM

8. Totally agree! ...nt

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:57 PM

10. That is why she needs us to keep calling for impeachment. nt

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:20 AM

13. I'm happy with that.

She's very careful and playing her hand close to the vest, even if they're not "on the table" quite yet.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:41 AM

16. amen! nt

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:37 PM

19. We're playing a dangerous game here. We're betting that

they can be forced to remove him before he does irreparable harm to our democracy. As it is once we're rid of him we're going to have to figure out how to defend ourselves from Russia and to a lesser extent Saudi Arabia after giving them free reign with our intelligence. It's mind boggling.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:53 PM

9. We're already divided. That ship has sailed. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:39 PM

20. We were divided the moment he was elected.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 09:00 PM

11. Of course it would be divisive as alot of Repugants have plans that hinge on him staying in office

but that is not a valid enough reason not to proceed with impeachment if the evidence justifies it.
Besides even if the Senate does not convict him we can still use it by tying it like an anchor around the neck of every Repugnant that is running for office by painting them as a party of corruption that is against the Constitution and the rule of law which they are.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:40 AM

14. I think she's right to not show all her cards at this point.

Don't talk, just act when the time is right. What is the point of blabbing like Trump does about every thought that crosses his mind?

When there is enough investigating and public outcry, she won't fail to do the right thing.

What is really crucial to me is that he doesn't win a second term. This has to be orchestrated primarily to prevent that! So however she wants to do it is fine with me. She's the master politician.

The pain of defeat will be enough in itself to punish him, and impeachment or not is secondary to that. I don't really want a President Pence who can pardon the Dolt, but if that's the only way to begin mending the nation, so be it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:58 AM

12. Nancy is smart. I trust her. We should not rush into impeachment without public support.

Public support is key. We need to hold hearings & call witnesses & lay out Trump's crimes in detail to the public, then move forward with impeachment.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:41 PM

22. Do we really have the luxury of time?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:53 AM

15. Experience we can trust! NANCY PELOSI ROCKS!!! She knows what she's doing!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:27 PM

17. Maybe try the 25th amendment.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:39 PM

21. " Not Off The Table"...a movment in the correct direction..The start....just the start...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:46 PM

23. Not holding a prez accountable for wrongdoing would be divisive. What good would that do? Dont

we know by now that if the repubs don't have anything REAL to rail against, they'll just make up stuff?????

Where's the divisiveness coming from hmmmmm????

President is not above the law. The law in place most applicable is.... impeachment. Which BTW is the factfinding and coming up with charges. That's all it is. It doesn't mean removal necessarily. If the Repubs control Senate then of course they will not vote to remove.

BUT THATS NO REASON FOR THE HOUSE TO NOT DO ITS JOB..... WHICH IS THE FACT FINDING, and leveling of charges if warranted.

Yes, IM SHOUTING! Maybe someone will hear if I raise my voice LOL

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