Nancy Pelosi lied to voters last November.
Pelosi worked to downplay talk by Democrats that they would swiftly move to impeach President Trump out of fear it would inspire Trump supporters to turn out.
That’s all history now that Pelosi made a shocking confession about impeaching Donald Trump.
Democrats are moving past the Robert Mueller investigation.
After the Democrats took over the House, Pelosi urged caution and told her members to hold their horses on impeachment until the special counsel turned in his findings.
With the Mueller investigation clearly in the end game, it is apparent to all that the special counsel will find no evidence of Russian collusion.
So Democrats are moving to “Plan B.”
The left used Michael Cohen’s testimony as a road map to launch an unprecedented fishing expedition into Donald Trump’s business, finances, and family members.
Pelosi and the Democrats know a full-on impeachment proceeding will only help President Trump win re-election.
So they are planning to kill his 2020 campaign using a “death by a thousand cuts” strategy.
Axios exclusively reports on their conversation with a senior Democrat Congressional aide:
Speaker Pelosi and other top Democrats don’t want to take up impeachment if it’s going to go nowhere in the Republican-controlled Senate.
- So with huge energy in the party pushing for impeachment, leaders are using the congressional investigation to buy time.
- A source close to the House leadership told me: “Many in leadership believe impeachment could help Trump get re-elected,” and instead will try to “pivot the anger to defeating him on the campaign side next year. … The last thing they want to do is help Trump like it eventually helped Clinton.”
This will be a blow to the Democrat Party base.
They hate President Trump.
Their voters don’t just want to see President Trump dragged through the mud with hearings.
They salivate over the prospect of impeaching and then jailing Donald Trump.
They want political blood sport.
And the Democrat Party base may not be willing to settle for a Congressional show trial for the President.
Democrats do not admit defeat this easily.
It is uncharacteristic for Pelosi to throw in the towel on a priority for their base.
One reason the Democrats avoid the establishment versus grassroots civil war that routinely consumes the GOP is unlike establishment Republicans, Democrat leadership respects their base and agrees with their priorities.
Political observers will watch how this unfolds to see if the Democrats face any backlash from the left by not following through on impeachment.
Will this lead to an uptick in primary challenges in 2020?
It could and the GOP would be thrilled.
Nothing would damage the Democrats chances to retain their majority more than an enraged Democrat Party base nominating lunatic candidates thundering on about impeaching the President of the United States.
It would be one of the greatest political gifts Donald Trump could ever receive.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.