Nancy Pelosi, who was reluctant to even utter the word “impeachment” until just recently, has haphazardly admitted that she has no faith in the process leading to the removal of President Trump.
The Speaker of the House didn’t want to go down this road in the first place. She hemmed and hawed at just about any mention of impeachment prior to her “formal inquiry” announcement just a few weeks ago – a move likely spawned by the unbearable pressure she felt from the more radical corners of the Democratic Party.
Her latest statement on the 2020 election, however, relays her belief that the entire process is for naught.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is issuing a pointed message to Democrats running for president in 2020: Those liberal ideas that fire up the party’s base are a big loser when it comes to beating President Donald Trump.
Proposals pushed by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders like Medicare for All and a wealth tax play well in liberal enclaves like her own district in San Francisco but won’t sell in the Midwestern states that sent Trump to the White House in 2016, she said.
“What works in San Francisco does not necessarily work in Michigan,” Pelosi said at a roundtable of Bloomberg News reporters and editors on Friday. “What works in Michigan works in San Francisco — talking about workers’ rights and sharing prosperity.”
“Remember November,” she said. “You must win the Electoral College.”
That’s right: Nancy Pelosi just blatantly warned her party that, in order to beat Donald Trump, they’ll need to move back toward the center.
That’s because Nancy Pelosi apparently believes that Donald Trump will be who the Democrats will face in 2020. This means that, despite all of the ridiculousness and fanfare of impeachment, Pelosi has no faith that it will actually be enough to remove Trump or disenfranchise his voters.
Pelosi is essentially admitting that impeachment is nothing more than presidential harassment.
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