Democrats are increasingly demanding Congress impeach Donald Trump.
The chatter has moved from the activist base to the halls of the House of Representatives.
Now Nancy Pelosi has dropped a major bombshell about their intentions to remove Trump from office.
California Democrat Brad Sherman is pushing ahead with his maneuver to force a floor vote on impeachment.
“Rep. Brad Sherman is threatening to buck his party leadership and force a floor debate on impeaching President Donald Trump.
Sherman, who is circulating a draft article of impeachment against the president, announced his plans in a letter to his colleagues Monday afternoon.
The California Democrat said if his resolution doesn’t receive consideration by the House Judiciary Committee, he’ll take his effort a step further and bring it up as a privileged motion on the House floor.
“At that point, I expect there will be a motion to table, thus triggering our first impeachment-related vote,” Sherman wrote in the letter.”
His move is making waves in the Democrat caucus.
Not everyone believes this is a good idea.
Other Congressional Democrats argue trying to impeach Trump will make their party look unhinged and drive-up turnout for Republicans in 2018 should they think Trump’s fate is at stake.
But none of these voices are the ones that matter.
Nancy Pelosi – as House Minority Leader – holds the only vote that counts.
She runs her caucus with an iron fist and impeachment will only move on her say so.
So pundits were stunned when she laid out her position on impeachment.
Pelosi tried to soothe Trump-hating Democrats while also protecting her members from political disaster by claiming Trump’s own conduct would take care of impeachment.
“House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi believes President Donald Trump will “self-impeach” and that Democrats should wait for the Russia investigations — especially special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe — to play out before pushing to remove him from the Oval Office.
Pelosi also believes that if Trump fired Mueller — which some Trump allies are encouraging the president to do — it would be enough to push Republicans to begin seriously considering acting against the president on their own.
The California Democrat made the comments during a closed-door meeting Tuesday as part of a broader effort to discourage rank-and-file lawmakers from continuing to talk publicly about impeaching the president right now.
“It’s a big deal to talk about impeachment,” Pelosi told her colleagues, according to multiple Democratic sources. “I think he’s going to self-impeach.”
Pelosi’s views are important because while she has publicly dismissed discussions on impeaching Trump, her remarks show she thinks the president will ultimately take some action that will be egregious enough to make it easy for Congress to act. And she could end up speaker again after November 2018 if Democrats regain control of the House, giving her much more influence over Trump’s success or failure as president.”
Trying to impeach Trump will make the Democrats look ridiculous.
He is already the victim of one witch-hunt in the Russia probe, and the Democrats trying to remove him from office for lawful execution of his duties will sink their chances in 2018 and beyond.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.