Nancy Pelosi was sure to anger the Democrat base this week as she took Trumps side in the recent failed vote in the House to impeach the President.
House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer are both opposed to the impeachment of President Trump.
Pelosi has longed rejected the Democrat party measure to impeach Trump because she wants the party to focus on issues that will face voters in 2018.
Democratic Rep. Al Green introduced two articles of impeachment against Trump on Wednesday. He has repeatedly called for the president’s removal.
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected the attempt with 364 voting to table it. 58 Democrats voted to move ahead.
“Right now, congressional committees continue to be deeply engaged in investigations into the president’s actions before and after his inauguration,” Pelosi and Hoyer said in a statement. “The special counsel’s investigation is moving forward as well, and those inquiries should be allowed to continue. Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment.”
“While Republicans race to give massive handouts to their billionaire and corporate donor friends, Democrats are fighting to defeat the GOP tax scam and stand up for middle class families in every corner of the country. We are committed to putting the economic power back in the hands of the American people by securing A Better Deal for America’s working families, with Better Wages, Better Jobs and Better Futures.”
Pelosi and Hoyer continued, that they must get back on focus.
“Congress faces a vast set of urgent, overdue priorities for the American people. Democrats are firmly focused on taking real, effective steps to improve the lives of hard-working Americans and defeating Republicans’ cruel barrage of attacks on the middle class.”
“This president has made statements and taken actions that are beyond the scale for most Americans, embracing those who espouse hatred and division while promoting policies that would harm our economy and undermine our national security. Legitimate questions have been raised about his fitness to lead this nation.”