House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been one of the most anti-Trump members of Congress and has spoken in the past about impeaching Trump. In the early days of the election, Pelosi talked about finding ways to nullify the election so that Hillary Clinton would be president.
As rumors circulate around Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s extremely biased attack on President Donald Trump about possible obstruction of justice charges, some Democrats are again salivating at the thought of impeaching The Donald in hopes of removing him from office.
On Tuesday, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) introduced a resolution to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump and one would expect Pelosi to jump on board faster than anyone else in the House, but that’s not the case.
(Washington Examiner) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her top deputy, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Wednesday they do not support a colleague’s resolution calling for the impeachment of President Trump.
“Right now, congressional committees continue to be deeply engaged in investigations into the president’s actions both before and after his inauguration,” Pelosi and Hoyer said in a statement. “The special counsel’s investigation is moving forward as well, and those inquiries should be allowed to continue. Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment.”
Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, introduced an impeachment measure on Tuesday. The House will likely vote to table the measure Tuesday afternoon.
Pelosi has long rejected Democrats seeking to impeach Trump and has instead called on the party to focus on issues that can resonate with voters in 2018, such as health insurance and job creation…
To impeach the President, the articles of impeachment first have to go to the House Judiciary Committee where 21 of the 40 members would have to vote for impeachment. Then the measure would go to the floor of the House where a simple majority (218) votes would be needed to confirm impeachment. Then the issue would go to the Senate where the President would have the chance to defend himself and the hearing is presided over by a member of the Supreme Court. In order to convict the President of the charges, it requires a two-thirds (67) vote of the Senate. Then they have to vote again, (67 votes needed) in order to remove the President from office. They can opt to bring other forms of punishment against him as they did with Bill Clinton.