Nancy Pelosi is struggling to balance the radical flank of her party-by refusing to accept anything short of impeaching President Trump-with the very realistic likelihood that such a move would only bolster electoral support for Trump just in time for 2020 ballots. So far, Democrats are launching a series of investigations into anything, everything, and everyone associated with the president as an extension of the Deep State witch hunt. “I do believe that impeachment is one of the most divisive forces, paths that we could go down to in our country. But if the facts, the path, fact-finding takes us there, we have no choice. But we’re not there yet,” detailed Pelosi in a recent schizophrenic declaration. In other words, Democrats are damned if they do and damned if they don’t.
Here’s more from The Hill…
Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) near-term effort to tamp down talk of impeaching President Trump could have the paradoxical effect of building support for that very step.
Pelosi and Democratic leaders this week launched a series of aggressive investigations into the myriad allegations facing the president, many stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s recently released report on Russia’s 2016 election interference.
The strategy is designed, in part, to dampen the growing calls for impeachment — a move Pelosi considers premature — by assuring her troops that party leaders have no intention of letting Trump off the hook. The Catch-22 for Democratic leaders is that the more dirt the investigations uncover, the louder the impeachment drum will sound.