Nancy Pelosi has been a vocal leader in Washington calling for President Trump’s impeachment. But, in a change of course as impeachment talks begin to heat up again this week after Michael Cohen’s guilty plea Pelosi says impeachment is not her top priority.
According to The Hill:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday said impeaching President Trump is “not a priority,” despite Michael Cohen’s guilty plea to campaign finance violations that implicated the president.
“Impeachment has to spring from something else,” Pelosi, who has long downplayed the possibility of impeachment, told the Associated Press.
Cohen, who was Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a number of tax and bank fraud charges as well as a campaign finance violation. He said in court that Trump had directed him to arrange payments to two women during his 2016 presidential campaign in exchange for their silence about alleged affairs with Trump.
“If and when the information emerges about that, we’ll see,” Pelosi said. “It’s not a priority on the agenda going forward unless something else comes forward.”
Nancy Pelosi seems to admit that the Dems do not have enough to impeach the president. It is one of the more logical statements from Pelosi in recent months if not years. Pelosi is unpredictable and we will see if she changes her stance in the coming weeks.