Speaker Nancy Pelosi is doing a commendable job in one of USA’s most intense issues dividing the Democrats. Pelosi has slowed down the Trump impeachment issue staring at the President.
Since the time Pelosi took over the Speaker’s mantle, she has been successful in holding down the Trump impeachment talk, with the argument that it is vital to allow counsel Robert Mueller conclude his probe. The President faces impeachment for conspiring with Russian President Vladimir Putin to sway the public opinion and win the 2016 poll.
Pelosi is making a good impact because quite a lot of Trump critics are willing to hold their horses as of now, while deterring fresh acolytes to the impeachment effort.
A member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus said, “I’m in Speaker Pelosi’s camp. I think we have to see the report.” He added, “Every week Mueller gives us something else to be aware of. And so most people think he’s doing a very good job. And we ought to let him finish.”
Interestingly, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), someone who had led by putting impeachment articles in the previous Congress, has not found the urgency to do so this time. He is of the opinion that an impeachment won’t take off without mass support. Also, Democrats have a better chance to argue with the results of Mueller report.
Cohen stated: “Those people, including myself, who think he’s committed impeachable offenses and should be impeached understand also the pragmatic politics of waiting for the report as proof to get more of the American public in agreement. Because you’ve got to have the American public on your side.”
Cohen believes Mueller’s report is going to be a ‘blockbuster’.
However, not everyone has been won by Pelosi’s arguments. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) put forward impeachment articles on Day 1 of the new Congress. Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), who runs a separate impeachment resolution, teamed with environmentalist and anti-Trump activist Tom Steyer, strengthening their efforts to oust the President.
Green said that the US president is unfit, they have a means to deal with it. To understand the magnitude of Pelosi’s sway over the Democrats, it is important to mention that Green was the lone Democrat who attended the Trump impeachment event on Tuesday. It is sending a strong signal that Pelosi have the Democrats’ attention. Green, a Texas Democrat, however, stated that he doesn’t lobby. “I leave it for each person to do this as a question of conscience,” he said.
Pelosi and her team are running on a razor’s edge. While they want to come across as a strong counterweight to Trump, yet they are wary of alienating moderate voters that could just help Trump win the second term.
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