In a New York Post article, Carl Campanile, reports on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s attitude reversal on impeaching President Trump. Though the Democrats were calling for impeachment before the President even took office, maybe some are coming around and seeing the light, and hearing the President’s request for solidarity. I heard Father Richard Dillon at St. Augustine’s Church in Larchmont, New York, say that it is our diversity that makes America strong. And that we should all stop fighting and come together for the people of our nation. Winston Churchill said in a speech in 1901, “so often do we cast away our indifferences and severalties to come together a better people who’s strength lies in our diversity and debates of opinion.” Words that stand the test of time.:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats should not move to impeach President Trump.
“I’m not for impeachment. This is news. I’m going to give you some news right now because I haven’t said this to any press person before,” Pelosi said in a Washington Post interview published Monday.
“But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking about this: 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,” Pelosi told the paper. “And he’s just not worth it.”
One longtime Republican leader appraised Pelosi’s backing away from the extreme option as a calculated tactic by a veteran Beltway strategist.
“This was a shrewd move by Pelosi,” former Sen. Alfonse D’Amato (R – NY) told The Post. “She looks like a statesperson.”
“It puts the Democrats in a more responsible, governmental position,” he said. “It’s a way of de-fanging the left-wing radicals in the party.”
Pelosi’s wariness towards impeachment comes days after one such progressive firebrand, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D – NY) walked back her own calls for impeachment, saying she would ultimately defer to party leadership.
D’Amato also said that Pelosi’s comments could reflect a move towards moderation to win over purple voters with the 2020 election inching closer.
“Beating the impeachment drum doesn’t play with registered independent voters,” he said.
Indeed, the upcoming election cycle was on Pelosi’s mind during the wide-ranging sit-down.
“This election is very important,” she told The Washington Post. “I don’t think he’ll [Trump] be re-elected, but it is important for us to elect a Democratic president and a Democratic Senate and Democratic House.”
- Carl Campanile