House Democrats aren’t giving up on attempting to impeach President Trump, even though Speaker Nancy Pelosi all but dismissed it in an interview published Monday.
“I happen to disagree with that take,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., told the Washington Examiner Monday night, responding to the Pelosi interview. “But you know, she’s the speaker. … I think we’ll see.”
Pelosi told the Washington Post she doesn’t support the House trying to impeach Trump. “He’s just not worth it,” the California Democrat said in the interview.
Pelosi’s comments contradict the views of many House Democrats who are eager to pursue a path to impeachment, either from the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing probe or new, broad House investigations that will examine Trump’s business dealings and potential conflicts of interest.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she could support a border security deal that adds new Normandy fencing along about 30 miles of open border.
But she won’t bring a bill to the floor that includes Trump’s vision for a wall or steel-slat barrier, she said.
Pelosi said she’d back Normandy fencing used to finish approximately 700 miles authorized by the 2006 Secure Fence Act. A 2017 government report determined about 50 miles of that authorized fencing are incomplete, although Republicans have put forward higher estimates. Pelosi said only 30 miles are incomplete.
Normandy fencing includes movable barriers that allow vehicles to pass through and the barriers are low enough to climb over. Pelosi said that’s as far as she’ll go on a barrier.
“If the president wants to call that a wall, he can call it a wall,” Pelosi said. “Are there places where enhanced fencing, Normandy fencing, will work? Let them have that discussion.”
A friend of mine made this point, so I can’t claim it for my own. But it’s a great one.
Sure, Trump canceled Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Europe and the Middle East in retaliation for her suggestion he not give the State of the Union address. The press, of course, is characterizing all this as petty and childish. They didn’t so much when Pelosi made her move, but now that Trump has responded, that’s the theme.
But actually, this is why Trump was elected. Washington politicians are petty and demeaning to each other all the time. It’s just, they couch it in nice words and try to pretend they are helping the country instead of themselves.
Trump, despite all the lies he tells, is in a sense much more honest. He doesn’t try to hide what he thinks or what he is doing. He was elected to plow through all the Washington BS and represent regular guys and gals because he is, despite his wealth and other attributes, a regular guy.
Politicians stab each other in the back. Trump stabs you in the front and talks to you about it while your bleeding. Which brings me to another point.
Trump’s rule of thumb is that if someone hits you, you hit them back three times as hard. By publicly humilating Pelosi in this way, not to mention screwing up all her plans, he lets her and others know taht he is not to be messed with.
President Trump Thursday abruptly canceled a trip by Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan.
According to reports, the delegation was to leave at 3:00 pm Thursday. The cancellation letter was released by the White House just after 2:00 pm. The White House says Pelosi & Co. are free to travel commercial, but will not have access to military jets the would take on the trip.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday said President Trump should consider scheduling the State of the Union address after the shutdown is over or send it in writing, citing security concerns.
I’d say the main thing going on here, beside a gratuitous insult, is that Pelosi wants to deny Trump the biggest soapbox of the year to make his case on the shutdown and the border wall.
“Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress,” she wrote Trump.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary KirstJen Nielsen said security was no problem.
“The Department of Homeland Security and the US Secret Service are fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union. We thank the Service for their mission focus and dedication and for all they do each day to secure our homeland,” Nielsen tweeted.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday didn’t rule out the possibility of broad immigration reform deal to end an impasse between Democrats and President Trump over border wall funding.
When asked if she’s open to exchanging border wall funding for a deal to legalize Dreamers, those younger immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children, she said, “We have always stood ready to discuss comprehensive immigration reform and, of course, the Dreamers.”
She told reporters, however, that Democrats and the Trump administration “haven’t had that discussion” and are instead caught in a fight over the wall funding.
Efforts to resolve a government shutdown fight have been at a standstill since Saturday, when Democrats rejected a White House proposal that reduced President Trump’s $5 billion demand for a border wall and offered flexibility on just how solid the wall needed to be.
According to a senior White House official, White House negotiators led by Vice President Mike Pence and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner huddled with Democrats on Capitol Hill Saturday and proposed between $1.6 billion and $5 billion in funds for a “physical barrier” that would include “fencing, a wall, and steel slats.”
This, the official acknowledged, meant not all the funding would have to be used for a “wall.”
We all know the Lord works in mysterious ways. But if Al Sharpton saved America, then the Lord works in completely inscrutable ways.
Anyway, we can be pretty sure this is not true, because Pelosi peppered her remarks with several other obvious lies. “We’re going to be visionary, we’re going to be unifying, we’re going to be healing, we’re going be transparent in how we do this, we’re going to be respectful of other views,” she said.
The Democrats, of course, are going to be none of these things.
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