Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi reportedly said Tuesday evening that she wants to see President Donald Trump in prison even though she does not seek impeachment at the moment.
Politico reported Wednesday that “multiple Democratic sources familiar with” a meeting between Pelosi and Democrat caucus leaders quoted her as saying to them, “I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison.”
According to Politico, Pelosi pushed back against Democratic House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler who was pressuring her to begin impeachment proceedings.
Instead of impeachment, Pelosi reportedly would rather beat Trump in the 2020 presidential election, then prosecute him and send him to prison.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 6, 2019
Politico reported that Pelosi was “expressing solidarity with pro-impeachment Democrats who want to hold the president accountable while disputing the idea that it is now time to take that step. Pelosi has long argued that certain conditions must be met before Democrats begin impeachment — public support and strong bipartisan backing, neither of which have so far materialized.”
But let’s address the elephant in the room: The Mueller report found NO CRIMES. NO OBSTRUCTION. NO NEW SUBPOENAS.
If the most thorough investigation imaginable for almost two years, carried out by the most credible investigator according to most Democrats–Special Counsel Robert Mueller–couldn’t find anything, what in the hell are Democrat politicians going to find?
According to recent polls, about one in three Americans think impeaching the president is the right path moving forward. If Democrats did pursue this route, they would be doing Trump a favor because they would look like even bigger fools than they do right now.
So let Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats continue to talk about impeachment, or “prison,” or any of the many other partisan hack fantasies they fancy.
The American people can see through their charade. Democrats pursue their presidential witch hunt at their own peril.
Pelosi is bizarrely incoherent. She now wants to throw Trump in prison, but doesn’t want him impeached? What does that even mean https://t.co/1MLkVbz0O3
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) June 6, 2019