Nancy Pelosi has said for months that she doesn’t want to impeach Trump.
But she did just a massive 180 that no one was expecting.
And now, Pelosi just revealed her biggest excuse for impeaching Trump yet.
Nancy Pelosi had previously ruled out impeachment.
But now, all of that is beginning to change.
After denying that she wanted to remove Trump from office for months, Pelosi now seems to be warming up to the idea.
And with each passing day, she gets closer and closer to bringing it up in the House of Representatives.
For Pelosi, the question is about how she can straddle the line between the political pressure to not impeach the President from the overwhelming majority of Americans who oppose impeachment, and the demands from her radical base within the Democratic Party who demand nothing less than full removal of Trump from office.
And it seems Pelosi is about to side with her own base over the American people.
Breitbart reports, “While briefly speaking to reporters on Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) weighed in on allegations of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump and went as far as accusing Trump of engaging in a ‘cover-up.’”
“We do believe it’s important to follow the facts,” she said. “We believe that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States. And we believe the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up.”
This is one of the biggest news stories of 2019.
Because Pelosi has the power to bring up impeachment against the President if she wants to, as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
But Pelosi knows that there’s almost no chance that the U.S. Senate would vote to convict Trump, which would be necessary in order to force him out of office.
And even though they know the math and the facts aren’t on their side, Pelosi’s party is demanding full impeachment as the only option for moving forward.
But Pelosi knows that impeaching Trump would be unpopular.
It could excite Republicans to show up at the polls in 2020 to defend President Trump, thus making his re-election efforts against whoever the Democrats nominate much more likely.
Pelosi also knows that her party is itching to impeach Trump though.
And as Speaker of the House, she owes her position to her party members in Congress.
If she doesn’t give them what they want, she may lose everything.
Even if it means hurting Democrats in 2020 by pushing for removing Trump from office when the votes simply aren’t there to do so.
In short, Pelosi is caught between a rock and a hard place.
And with little options left to run with, she’s having to choose between two bad choices for herself and her party.
She’s now slowly working towards pulling the trigger on impeachment, and it may only be a matter of time before she comes up with enough excuses to justify doing it.
We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this ongoing story.