Nancy Pelosi at CNN Town Hall: If Only Democrats Impeach Trump, ‘It Will Divide The Country’
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was pressed about the calls from her party for President Trump‘s impeachment, something she had previously expressed caution on.
At a CNN Town Hall, Chris Cuomo invoked a recent poll showing that more than 70% of Democrats want the president impeached and asked her why she wasn’t exactly onboard.
Pelosi began by explaining that she prioritizes “what is unifying for our country” and that she was “hesitant” when there were calls to impeach President George W. Bush for getting the U.S. involved in the Iraq War.
“There is an investigation, if it takes its course, let it take its course, but I do not think that impeachment is a policy agenda,” Pelosi said.
The former Speaker urged voters should be more focused on other aspects of the Democratic agenda like their recent push to rid big money out of politics.
“Impeachment is, to me, divisive,” Pelosi continued. “Again, if the facts are there, if the facts are there, then this would have to be bipartisan to go forward. But if it is viewed as partisan, it will divide the country, and I just don’t think that’s what we should do.”
Cuomo then followed up by asking Pelosi what she tells the “seven out of ten” Democratic voters who want Trump impeached. She didn’t directly answer the question, but instead insisted that “people are really concerned” about their pay and prospects for their children and that the campaign is meant to “talk about the future.”
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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