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Report: Dems Mad at Pelosi for Not Impeaching Trump

The party is experiencing deep internal divisions over the effort to oust President Trump, an issue that could sink Democrats in 2018.

By NTK Staff | 05.14.2018 @4:00pm
Report: Dems Mad at Pelosi for Not Impeaching Trump

Democratic congressional members are revolting against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi over her refusal to pursue the impeachment of President Trump, according to a report in The Hill. One member even released a public statement attacking Pelosi’s position.

Hoping to win control of Congress in 2018, Pelosi “has discouraged” impeachment discussions, seeing it as a threat to Democrats’ electoral chances. But many members of her caucus are unconvinced, calling for the president’s removal:

The impeachment issue has divided the Democrats since Trump took office, pitting a handful of liberals against party leaders who fear the issue could spark a political backlash at the polls in November when they’re hoping to win back the House. Pelosi has discouraged such talk, calling it “a gift” to Republicans in the midterms.

And Rep. Al Green (D-TX), one of the leaders of the impeachment charge, even released a public statement criticizing Pelosi’s refusal to support impeachment efforts:

“It is regrettable that Leader Pelosi would trivialize President Trump’s hateful discrimination against Jews, Latinos, Blacks, Women, and the LGBTQ community by reducing the president’s harmful bigotry to his ‘being a jerk,’” Green said Monday in a brief statement.

“Love for my country will not permit me to allow the president’s bigotry to be trivialized and minimized.”

Green would like to remove the president over his comments concerning NFL players, according to his remarks on the House floor.

As they get closer to the midterms, Democrats may struggle to contain the impeachment calls of their frenzied left-wing. Pelosi may have to quell the uprising in her own party, or risk ouster.

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