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Mon May 20, 2019, 07:22 PM

Pelosi clashes with fellow Dems in closed-door debate on impeachment

Yeah, it’s Politico. The debate was real; we know that because Cicilline has publicly called for an impeachment inquiry if McGahn doesn’t show tomorrow.

House Democratic leaders sparred internally on Monday over whether to begin an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her allies rejecting the call to move forward for now, according to multiple sources.

Reps. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), and Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) — all members of the Democratic leadership — pushed to begin impeachment proceedings during a leadership meeting in Pelosi's office, said the sources. Pelosi and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) — one of her key allies and a member of leadership herself — rejected their calls, saying Democrats' message is being drowned out by the fight over possibly impeaching Trump.

...Cicilline said he supports impeachment inquiry if McGahn doesn't show tomorrow.

"I think if this pattern by the president continues, where he's going to impede and prevent and undermine our ability to gather evidence to do our job, we're going to be left with no choice," Cicilline said about initiating an impeachment inquiry. The Rhode Island Democrat insisted that simply beginning an inquiry doesn't mean that there will be a formal vote to impeach Trump.

"It's a means where we can collect that information... We need to have the ability to gather the evidence," Cicilline added.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), another member of the Judiciary Committee, is also in favor of an impeachment inquiry if McGahn doesn't appear on Tuesday.

"If McGahn doesn't show tomorrow, I think we're at an inflection point," Lieu said. "If we can't get information, I think we have to start proceeding down this path."

More at https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/20/nancy-pelosi-impeachment-1336587

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Reply Pelosi clashes with fellow Dems in closed-door debate on impeachment (Original post)
BeyondGeography May 2019 OP
Chin music May 2019 #1
empedocles May 2019 #2
StarfishSaver May 2019 #3
BeyondGeography May 2019 #4
montanacowboy May 2019 #5
Vidal May 2019 #6
PoliticAverse May 2019 #7

Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 07:25 PM

1. Sounding real good!

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 07:30 PM

2. Seems that traitortrump wants Impeachment to start now. As the information, judicial decisions, etc

pile up against trump, he may feel his best bet is to get impeachment out of the way before the case gets stronger, as it has been, and also before the election. That alone should give some pause to the 'impeach NOW' crowd.



There are, of course, good reasons for Dems to get their resources lined up and actually ready, before betting the House on it.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 07:35 PM

3. BS hit piece from Politico. There is nothing in the story showing Pelosi "clashing" with fellow Dems

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #3)

Mon May 20, 2019, 07:38 PM

4. So you think she's on board with an inquiry if McGahn doesn't show?

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 07:38 PM

5. Shit or Get Off the Pot Dems

Enough
Who or what are you trying to protect by stalling Impeachment?

History will judge you harshly if you don't do this and the voters might do it sooner

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 07:42 PM

6. Thanks for posting

 

This really explains what's happening, and sets the stage for what's next.

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