House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressional Democrats had a closed-door meeting on Wednesday morning about calls for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
While speaking to reporters after the meeting, Pelosi repeated herself several times and bizarrely claimed that House Democrats believe the president is engaged in a “cover-up.”
Pelosi did not offer an specific plan of action or indicate if Democrats will actually move forward with impeachment proceedings.
“We do believe that it’s important to follow the facts. We believe that no one is above the law, including the President of the United States,” Pelosi began.
“We believe the President of the United States is engaged in a cover-up. In a cover-up,” she added, repeating herself while looking like a deer in the headlights.
She continued: “And that was the measure that we need.”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 22, 2019
Of course, not a single reporter asked Pelosi what “crimes” Trump allegedly committed.
Pelosi is currently in a bind with her own party over whether to wait or try to impeach Trump right now.
On Tuesday, it was reported that Pelosi had a contentious closed-door meeting with Democratic leadership.
In this meeting, Pelosi reportedly told top Democrats that they were not ready to push impeachment and that they essentially needed to wait a little longer.
One day after details of the meeting leaked, socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demanded that the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives begin impeachment proceedings right now.
In a series of tweet, Ocasio-Cortez wrote:
It is just as politicized a maneuver to not impeach in the face of overwhelming evidence as it is to impeach w/o cause. Congress swore an oath to uphold the Constitution. That includes impeachment. We have a duty to preserve our institutions + uphold the rule of law.
Just as what happens in the House doesn’t control Senate, what happens in the Senate shouldn’t control the House. DoJ outlined ev of 10 criminal instances. Pres is now obstructing legally binding subpoenas. We need to do our job & vote on impeachment. What Sen does is on them.
Pelosi may eventually cave and allow House Democrats to move ahead with impeachment proceedings, but she’s well-aware of the political ramifications of going down that path.
Aside from that, it is unclear what Pelosi and Democrats think Trump is trying to “cover-up.”
For the record, roughly 92 percent of the Mueller report has been made available to Congress and the public.
That’s the opposite of a cover-up.
And, more importantly, Mueller found no evidence that Trump, his campaign, or any American colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
Both Attorney General William Barr and Mueller have made it clear that there is no evidence of collusion or obstruction.
But Ocasio-Cortez and other radical Democrats are trying their hardest to impeach Trump right now — for no reason other than she dislikes him.