The Speaker did not appear to change her previously stated opinion of not wanting to "go down that path" because Trump is "not worth" impeaching, but did acknowledge the growing number of Democrats who are calling for the House to impeach the President.
"While our views range from proceeding to investigate the findings of the Mueller report or proceeding directly to impeachment, we all firmly agree that we should proceed down a path of finding the truth," she wrote in her letter to her Democratic colleagues (below). "It is also important to know that the facts regarding holding the President accountable can be gained outside of impeachment hearings."
"As we proceed to uncover the truth and present additional needed reforms to protect our democracy, we must show the American people we are proceeding free from passion or prejudice, strictly on the presentation of fact."
Promising to "scrupulously assert Congress’ constitutional duty to honor our oath of office to support and defend the Constitution and our democracy," Speaker Pelosi insisted on making sure "the American people can learn the truth and Congress can make our decision on how to proceed."
Full letter via CNN's Phil Mattingly:
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) April 22, 2019
Here's what some are saying about #ImpeachDonaldTrump:
#ImpeachDonaldTrump It is Congress's Constitutional duty. If we do not impeach this President over these transgressions, what precedent is set? We must think of the future, if we have one, after the shit this guy has pulled.
— Paula Poundstone (@paulapoundstone) April 22, 2019
Yes, #ImpeachDonaldTrump. The folks who keep repeating “NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION!” like some sort of parrot/lemming hybrid will get mad. That shouldn’t matter to Democrats, because those people have been lost to the Fox News vortex of brain rot:https://t.co/OcxZbiLdN2
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) April 22, 2019
The power to impeach is not a political tool.
It’s a Constitutional remedy for corruption—which must be upheld.
— JΛKΣ (@USMCLiberal) April 22, 2019
If House Democrats don’t even start impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, they care more about political calculations than about evidence, facts, and the rule of law. Without authenticity and genuine concern for our country, there’s no way to win 2020. #ImpeachDonaldTrump
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) April 22, 2019
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