Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Dem Rep. Green Battles FNC's Cavuto on Impeaching Trump: 'Bigotry Is Impeachable'

Dem Rep. Green Battles FNC's Cavuto on Impeaching Trump: 'Bigotry Is Impeachable'

"I'm not for impeachment", Pelosi, the top US Democrat, said in the interview, which was conducted last week.

Pelosi told the Washington Post on Monday evening that she's not interested in impeaching Trump unless there's bipartisan evidence.

With the 2020 presidential and congressional election campaigns already gearing up, the political calendar could dictate whether initiating the time-consuming impeachment process is even plausible, Democratic and Republican lawmakers said. As she says unless there is something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, they can't get two thirds of the Republican vote.

Is holding the President accountable "worth it?" He said impeachment "has to be a bipartisan effort, and right now it's not there".

The committee said its investigation would look into possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has reclaimed office space her predecessor, Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., awarded to Vice President Mike Pence.

"I don't think it's something we decide whether or not it's 'worth it, '" Jayapal said Monday night.

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In the same interview, she complimented Trump with a laugh, calling him "a great organizer for Democrats, a great fundraiser for Democrats and a great mobilizer at the grass-roots level for Democrats".

Green does not have a timetable for when the next impeachment vote would take place.

The chairmen of several powerful investigative committees backed Ms Pelosi, but a crop of members on the left disagreed with her insistence that Republican support was a key ingredient for impeachment. So if Pelosi was trying to provide centrist Democrats, particularly ones who hail from districts Trump won in 2016, political cover - as some have surmised - it might all be for naught.

It's also weird because she later says: "All the challenges we have faced, we can withstand anything". And he's just not worth it, ' she concluded. According to Pelosi, attempting to initiate an impeachment without compelling evidence of wrongdoing would only split the nation.

Ms Pelosi has been a vocal critic of the suggestion of impeaching Trump. During a closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday morning - just hours after Pelosi's comments became public and despite unease among many liberals - impeachment never came up once, multiple people in the room said.

Freshman Democrats who are from more moderate districts and will have to win re-election again in two years have been fully supportive of Pelosi's caution.

The main thing a rush into impeachment proceedings will accomplish (other than vindicating Tom Steyer's investment in boosting impeachment sentiment) is to raise false expectations among millions of rank-and-file Democrats that Trump will be dragged kicking and screaming out of office. Intellectually? Politically? What are we talking here?' she asked. "And it's not going to stop", said Democrat Representative Pramila Jayapal, a member of the House Judiciary Committee. She knows that we need to be a unified force behind a true Democrat that appeals to every corner of the party. If that happens, however, Democrats would have the delightful choice of moving against Trump then or waiting to destroy him in the 2020 election after watching Republicans go after each other with tire irons. "And if they do produce that, then I think it will nearly be inevitable that we'll have to go there because the Judiciary Committee has to protect the Constitution".

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