It’s crunch time for Nancy Pelosi.
After months of the Speaker trying to put off any talks of removing Donald Trump from office, the release of the Mueller report finally forced her to show her hand.
And on a secret conference call, Pelosi finally let the cat out of the bag on her plans to impeach Donald Trump.
On a conference call with the entire Democrat House Caucus, Pelosi was forced to admit there are no immediate plans to impeach the President.
The Washington Post reports:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told lawmakers Monday that there are no plans to immediately open impeachment proceedings against President Trump, rejecting calls from several Democrats to initiate steps to try to oust the president.
In a rare Monday night conference call, the California Democrat stressed that the near-term strategy in the wake of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report is to focus on investigating the president and seeing where the inquiries lead. Members of Pelosi’s leadership team reaffirmed her cautious approach, according to four officials on the call who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.
“We have to save our democracy. This isn’t about Democrats or Republicans. It’s about saving our democracy,” Pelosi said.
But Trump and his supporters should not see this as the final word.
The Post reported that several influential Democrats were furious with this decision.
They will continue to agitate for impeachment.
And some observers thought Pelosi’s comments were a set up.
Pelosi knows impeachment is politically unpopular, but the Democrat base is demanding the House go through with this fight.
That’s why she held this call.
Pelosi wanted it to leak out that Democrats don’t want to rush headfirst into politically motivated impeachment proceedings.
That way, when the Democrats inevitably try to impeach Donald Trump, they can portray the proceedings as sober and less partisan.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.