Pelosi: Democrats Listening to Cases Being Made to Impeach Trump

February 27, 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Monday at the National Press Club that Democrats are not ready to target President Trump on impeachment grounds but are actively listening to cases being made for Trump's impeachment.

"The case is being made about the emoluments, and you have to have evidence and the rest, but the case has not fully been made," Pelosi said.

Pelosi discussed why she did not pursue an impeachment trial for former President George W. Bush over the Iraq War, which prompted her to say that she has never "recovered" with liberals for not impeaching Bush.

"You don't impeach somebody because you don't like their policies. When they break the law, that's when you have grounds for impeachment," Pelosi said. "Perhaps misrepresenting the American people could be cause for impeachment. If so, there's plenty of grounds right now with the current president, but it just isn't the case."

"That doesn't mean nobody is listening to cases that are being made in a very scientific, methodical way as to whether there are grounds for impeachment," Pelosi added.

Pelosi then talked about uniting the country while simultaneously questioning the judgment of Trump's supporters.

"Many of the president's supporters are just not ready to accept the fact that their judgment might not have been so great in voting for him, and by the time the case is made, perhaps they'll be ready to accept that," Pelosi said. "It's very hard, impeachment. It's very hard."