Skip to comments.Pelosi promises 'ironclad case' against Trump
Posted on 06/01/2019 12:40:25 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told California Democrats that Congress would continue aggressive investigations into President Trump and the Trump administration, stopping short of calling for the beginning of an impeachment inquiry.
Addressing the California Democratic Party's annual convention in her home district, Pelosi cited former special counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
"In his report, special counsel Mueller warned us in the starkest terms that there was an attack on our election and an attack on our democracy," Pelosi said. "Why won't the president defend us from this attack?"
"What is the president covering up?" she asked. "We must investigate the president's welcoming of the assault on our democracy.
A single protester shouting "Impeach!" soon became a few, then a few dozen and then perhaps a hundred as Pelosi seemed to hint at a future inquiry.
"This isn't about politics, it isn't about partisanship, Democrats versus Republicans, no. It's about patriotism, it's about the sanctity of the constitution and it's about the future of our nation. We will go where the facts lead us. We will insist on the truth. We will build an ironclad case to act," Pelosi said.
"President Trump will be held accountable for his actions. In the Congress, in the courts, and in the court of public opinion, we will defend our democracy," she added.
Pelosi and House Democratic leadership have played down talk of impeachment, even as a growing portion of the House Democratic Caucus calls for an inquiry. Pelosi told late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday that the party had to be prepared to build a case.
"We have a defiance of the Constitution of the United States, and so when we go down this path, we have to be ready, and it has to be clear to the American people, and we have to hope that itll be clear to the Republicans in the United States Senate," she said Thursday, comments she echoed Saturday.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), who would chair impeachment hearings, said Friday he was conscious of the need to build public support for impeachment.
"Impeachment is a political act, and you cannot impeach a president if the American people will not support it," Nadler told WNYC. "The American people right now do not support it because they do not know the story. They dont know the facts. We have to get the facts out. We have to hold a series of hearings, we have to hold the investigations."
Fifty House Democrats have called for opening an impeachment inquiry. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) is the only Republican who has called for impeachment.
Maybe she's sharing notes with Schiff.
Clean up San Fran, Nan. Your people are walking through human feces.
I think Nancy is just trolling her suporters. She’ll get them all wound up and they will contribute every cent they have...and then nothing will happen.
Heck, California already has Eric Holder on retainer. Just file another lawsuit.
Iron clad, Oooooo, delivered in a lock box no doubt
Go ahead and Nancy, start the party. The festivities have been long overdue in this country
“Why won’t the president defend us from this attack?”
Her people ARE human feces.
“What is the president covering up?” she asked.
I Agree, she is begging you Mr President, to Publicly Release the Gang of Eight Material completely Unredacted and De-Classified
It’s Sham Fran Nan.
Squirming like a bunch of worms.
"What is the president covering up?" she asked."
She's referring to Barry....right?
This alleged Russian interference she is referring to happened in the fall of 2016. Who was president then? And where is that proof they all keep talking about anyway?
The attack on our elections came from the Obama administration.
I couldn’t agree more. Let’s get this party started.
IL LAWMAKERS JUST PASSED TOTAL ABORTION ON DEMAND!!!!
DO NOT BE DECEIVED LIKE TOO MANY DEM POLS SHE HAS USED HER OFFICE TO FURTHER THEIR LIFE STYLE
If a poll was ever conducted with the question Is our two party system working ? The response would be 90% negative. What is being employed by doing this so called coup d’ etat against Trump should not be viewed as against Trump but an impeachment of our constitution. .
Everything the man has attempted to get done has been blocked by a radical group composed mainly of members of the democrat party in top leadership legislative and judicial branches of government who view the constitution as an obstacle to their concepts of government intrusion on individual liberty guaranteed by it as they advance their policies.
This is so awful but the voice of Nancy is spot on.
Pelosi is a Serial Liar who promises more lies.
Because Obama was president when it happened.
If you want Trump to ‘secure the vote’ then let’s do it!
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