Opinion| ICYMI| 6/19| Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed senior Democrats on Tuesday, saying that she hopes to see President Donald Trump wind up “in prison,” a report stated.
Politico reported that Pelosi had made the comment while attempting to defend her “stance against impeaching the president in an evening meeting with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and other top Democrats.”
Fox News reports:
Pelosi wants to hold the president accountable, the sources said, but thinks voters should get him out of office in 2020, after which he could possibly face criminal charges.
Nadler and dozens of Democrats have been pressing Pelosi to hold impeachment hearings, but the speaker reportedly believes there should be public and bipartisan support to launch the process, according to Politico.
Pelosi has previously said the president’s actions “are villainous to the Constitution of the United States.”
A spokesperson for House Speaker Pelosi told the New York Post that lawmakers “had a productive meeting about the state of play with the Mueller report. They agreed to keep all options on the table and continue to move forward with an aggressive hearing and legislative strategy, as early as next week, to address the president’s corruption and abuses of power uncovered in the report.”
However, Pelosi’s spokesperson did not address directly whether the House Speaker had made the comment regarding President Trump that she was said to have made.