Kirsters Baish’s POV| Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California joined Party leaders this week to move forward with talks of impeaching President Donald Trump after increasing pressure for Ukrainian officials to launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden. The potential House vote would condemn the President while the caucus moves toward impeachment.
According to Politico, “Pelosi spent all weekend and Monday working the phones, including reaching out to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, as she sought to take the temperature of the caucus on impeachment. She’s set to meet with the six committee chairmen investigating Trump on Tuesday afternoon to discuss Democrats’ next steps.”
It was mere hours after Democratic New York freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated that the Democratic Party’s failure to remove Trump from office thus far has created a “national scandal.”
Fox News reports, “Pelosi, who has long resisted calls to impeach Trump because the move would imperil the electability of moderate Democrats in the House, outlined her new stance in a statement Sunday. Pelosi specifically said that a whistleblower who reportedly alleged that Trump acted improperly during a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy must be allowed to speak to Congress, and the full whistleblower complaint must be provided.”
According to Fox News, Pelosi’s “aggressive push came as top Republicans, including California Rep. Devin Nunes, predicted that the gambit would backfire for Democrats. Later in the evening, Trump sounded a similar note, saying the ‘real story’ was that ‘Sleepy Joe Biden’ had “forced a tough prosecutor out from investigating his son’s company by the threat of not giving big dollars to Ukraine.”
Following a Friday report from the Wall Street Journal which stated that President Trump has continually asked Zelenskiy to launch an investigation into Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son who mysteriously gained a major role as a part of a natural gas company based in the Ukraine. A couple years after leaving office, Joe Biden bragged during a conference that he was able to push the Ukraine to terminate the prosecutor in his son’s case during his time as Vice President.
It was later reported by CNN that the suspected whistleblower didn’t have any real knowledge pertaining to the phone call. Then on Saturday, a top Ukrainian official stood up for President Trump’s actions.
..Breaking News: The Ukrainian Government just said they weren’t pressured at all during the “nice” call. Sleepy Joe Biden, on the other hand, forced a tough prosecutor out from investigating his son’s company by threat of not giving big dollars to Ukraine. That’s the real story!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2019
“We must be sure that the President and his Administration are always conducting our national security and foreign policy in the best interest of the American people, not the President’s personal or political interest,” Nancy Pelosi said.
While speaking at CNN’s “State of the Union,” Democratic House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff mentioned that impeaching Trump was an option.
The Democrat stated, “Why doesn’t the president just say, ‘Release the whistleblower complaint.’ Clearly he’s afraid for the public to see. This would be the most profound violation of the presidential oath of office, certainly during this presidency, which says a lot, but perhaps during any presidency. There is no privilege that covers corruption. There is no privilege to engage in underhanded discussions.”
“We may have crossed the Rubicon here. I have been very reluctant to go down the path of impeachment. … but that may be the only remedy that is co-equal to the evil that that conduct represents,” Schiff added.
Stay tuned to see what turn the Democrats take next.