Pelosi pushes back on impeachment calls: Without facts, it’s hearsay

May 17, 2017 in News by RBN Staff


Source: Washington Examiner | by Sean Langille

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi knocked down growing calls from members of her own party to impeach President Trump during a town hall Monday.Pelosi told a CNN town hall that impeachment must be rooted in facts rather than personal opinions about the president. The San Fransisco Democrat was asked specifically about Texas Democrat Al Green’s calls to impeach Trump over the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

She said the calls are a reflection of what Democratic members are hearing from their constituencies but said she personally does not subscribe to that notion.

“In other words, again, if you are talking about impeachment, you are talking about what are the facts. Not that I don’t like him and I don’t like his hair and — what are the facts?” Pelosi said.

“What are the facts that you would make a case on? What are the rules that he may have violated? If you don’t have that case, you are just participating in more hearsay.”

Pelosi characterized the first months of the Trump administration as “sloppy” but said the American people are owed stability.

When asked about reports that Trump possibly revealed highly-classified information to Russian officials Pelosi said it was a “serious matter” and warned the president could be putting lives ask risk and American operations in jeopardy while causing other countries to lose trust in America’s ability to protect sensitive information.

“It endangers the person or persons, the activity. It could undermine an operation that could be saving lives. And it undermines the trust that we would have with our allies,” Pelosi said.


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