With more and more Democrats jumping on the impeachment train, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had no choice but to speak up.
In a letter to House Democrats on Monday, Pelosi tried to get her colleagues to quit obsessing over impeachment, reminding them that “the facts regarding holding the President accountable can be gained outside of impeachment hearings.”
The Democrats who have been longing to impeach President Donald Trump face a significant challenge in that the Mueller report failed to hand down any indictments for collusion and did not find enough evidence to with obstruction of justice charges.
Democrats have to know they will now need to find overwhelming evidence to justify impeachment for either of those charges after Mueller’s 2-year, $25 million investigation came up empty.
The latest movement to impeach Trump is being led by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). Tlaib ran on a platform of impeaching Trump last fall, so she needs to push this in order to deliver to her voters.
Pelosi is clearly trying to stop this because she knows in all likelihood, impeachment proceedings will fail.
Time to Move On
In reality, the Democrats are just engaging in political theater. They are generating negative headlines to make Trump look bad, but they know they don’t actually have any evidence against him.
Pelosi also knows Democrats simply do not have the votes for a successful impeachment. It is questionable if even all the Democrats would vote for impeachment right now, especially the more moderate ones.
If the House proceeds with impeachment, they will fail in the Senate and be exposed as frauds.
But if they follow Pelosi’s lead, they can insinuate attacks on Trump’s credibility and legitimacy all the way through the next election.
Ideally, the Mueller report would have ended this nonsense and the country would be able to move forward.
Unfortunately, that is not likely to happen anytime soon. While Pelosi may be discouraging the Democrats from actual impeachment, she will no doubt blow on the fire just enough to keep the headlines going for at least the next two years.