House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants a fresh law enabling a sitting president to be charged with the Democratic Party’s continuing pressure to impeach President Trump.
“I believe we’re going to have to pass some legislation that will make future presidents clear. A] president should be charged if a wrongdoing has been committed— any president. There’s nothing anywhere that says the president shouldn’t be charged, “Pelosi said Friday to NPR.
“That’s something the president’s attorneys have cooked up. That’s what it’s. But so individuals will feel’ OK, well, if he — if he does something incorrect,[ he] should be prepared to be charged.” “Breitbart.com reports: The House Speaker also targeted a Department of Justice (DOJ) rule that prohibits prosecutors from pursuing charges against a sitting president, stating the protocol should be amended.
“The Founders could never think that a president would be so abusive of the U.S. Constitution, that it would be meaningless to him to separate powers, and that any president would continue to withhold from Congress facts that are part of the constitutional right of investigation,” she said.
Pelosi is efficiently trying to transfer the burden from Congress to the executive branch when it comes to possibly ousting President Trump by coming out in favor of the rule change. Democrats in the House and the Senate are currently lacking the votes to do so.
Despite the strong resistance of the speaker and a fresh survey indicating the American individuals dislike the move, her remarks follow the House Judiciary Committee kicking off its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. As reported by Politico last week, Pelosi is at odds with the handling of his impeachment investigation by House Judiciary committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY).
According to the outlet, Pelosi criticized the aids of the committee for promoting impeachment “far beyond” where the Democrat caucus stands at a closed-door conference last week. She added that to impeach Trump, the Democrats merely did not have the votes on the ground.
The remarks Pelosi made during the hearing sounded more like Republicans than Democrats. Ranking Republican Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) pointed out that Democrats wished to discuss impeachment without actually taking a vote on the floor of the House where they would not have the votes at the moment. The amount is just above 130 in favor. For impeachment, they need 218.
[…] According to a new Politico / Morning Consult poll, only 37% of voters favor starting impeachment proceedings, while 50% favor doing so, and 12% are undecided.
Although Pelosi has shown no indications of relenting her opposition to impeachment, some in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party believe that the Democrat of California will eventually support the ouster of the president.
“What I’ve always said was that if we’re not going to impeach, it’s when we’re going to impeach,” rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) recently told the Face of the Nation to CBS News. “I believe it’s all right for some individuals to hesitate, for others to catch up with where some of us have been for a long time. And with Chairman Nadler, I believe he knows, you know, that we have a constitutional obligation and that constitutional obligation must be exercised.