Pelosi Tips Her Hand On Democrats’ New Impeachment Strategy

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 22: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks at a press conference at the U.S. Capitol following an aborted White House meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on infrastructure legislati... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 22: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks at a press conference at the U.S. Capitol following an aborted White House meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on infrastructure legislation on May 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. During the press conference Pelosi said, "I pray for the President and I pray for the United States of America." (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 23, 2019 12:22 p.m.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tipped her hand to show the new Democratic strategy on dealing with impeachment Thursday, when she told reporters that the White House was “crying out” for Democrats to start the process.

She added that President Donald Trump stormed out of the infrastructure meeting because he was mad that the Democrats’ morning meeting Wednesday was not “called specifically for him.”

“That was what disappointed him, because he didn’t see this rush to impeachment coming out of our caucus,” she added.

This is a shift for the Democrats who have been struggling to reconcile the belief of some of their members that the President should be impeached with the political reality of the Republican-led Senate and possibility that going after impeachment could cost the party politically.

By portraying impeachment as something that Trump wants, it creates an easier position for Democrats to rally around, that they won’t simply play into his hands.

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