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Tue Jun 18, 2019, 03:25 PM

"Push to impeach Trump stalls amid Democrats' deference to -- and fear of -- Pelosi [View all]


"The reluctance to oppose the speaker, according to interviews with more than 20 lawmakers and aides, has undermined the push for impeachment despite the growing support for ousting Trump among the party’s liberal base and several 2020 presidential candidates.

Thus far, impeachment proponents in the caucus have been unwilling to call Pelosi out by name or rally support to begin proceedings. Consequently, the campaign has slowed, with a caucus minority of just over 60 lawmakers backing impeachment — at least for now.

But Pelosi’s aptly timed announcements have also played a major role in easing tensions. When the clamor for impeachment grows louder following some explosive news about Trump defying Congress, Pelosi has made a point to echo the frustration of a pro-impeachment base by accusing Trump of a “coverup” or saying he should be “in prison.” Those remarks, her allies say, SHIELD HER as she pumps the brakes on impeachment.

Pelosi has also made a conscious effort to “let the air out of the balloon before it pops,” according to one aide. Last week, she greenlighted a civil contempt vote on the House floor to give frustrated members an outlet TO VENT."


Based on the above, I understand why she has been accused of running out the clock re Impeachment.

IMO, Pelosi will not change her mind on Impeachment. Her soundbites indicating the possibility is still on the table are designed to placate those majority of Democrats in this country that are Pro-Impeachment.

Only Nadler and/or more and more House Dems rebelling against Pelosi's position can change this.

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