by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and a group of her fellow House Democrats are ignoring the opposition of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) to move forward with impeaching President Donald Trump.
On Monday, Pelosi signaled for the first time that she was “not for impeachment,” even though she believed Trump was “ethically” and “intellectually” unfit for the presidency. …
… Pelosi’s announcement came on the heels of a renewed push for impeachment among liberals in the House Democratic majority. Last week, Tlaib announced plans to introduce a resolution urging the House Judiciary Committee to investigate grounds for Trump’s impeachment. As previously reported by the Washington Free Beacon, after the announcement Tlaib’s reelection committee launched fundraising ads accusing Trump of “abusing his pardon power, violating emoluments clauses, undermining the freedom of the press, obstructing justice, and discriminating against people based on their race, ethnicity, and religion.” …
… Despite Pelosi’s opposition and the speaker’s concern over dividing the country, Tlaib and others appear unmoved from their current trajectory.
Tlaib, who was previously caught on camera promising to “impeach the motherf—,” still plans to introduce her impeachment resolution, as confirmed to Free Beacon by the congresswoman’s office.
“What you all should know is Speaker Pelosi always tells us, new members, ‘represent your district.’ And that’s what I’ve been doing,” Tlaib told reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday. “Speaker Pelosi has never told me to stop or do anything differently—ever. I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s very true.”
Likewise on Tuesday, Green promised to continue his push for impeachment, regardless of the feelings of Pelosi and the rest of the Democratic leadership.