At a town hall event by CNN Monday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appeared to admonish Democrats who were calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump for spurious reasons.
“You’re talking about impeachment,” she said, “you’re talking about ‘what are the facts?’ Not, ‘I don’t like him,’ and ‘I don’t like his hair,’ what are the facts? ‘I don’t like what he said about this’ — what are the facts that you would make a case on?”
“What are the rules that he may have violated?” she asked, rhetorically. “If you don’t have that case, you’re just participating in more hearsay. And that’s not the basis of a — and we owe the American people just some stability in all of this.”
“This is the time where he’s supposed to be having his honeymoon — what a marriage!” she joked, to some laughter from the audience.
“So we watch and see, what he’s going to do, what is his vision, how is he going to implement the rest,” she concluded. “And it’s been sloppy.”
There have been many calls from Democrats to impeach Trump, most notably and loudly from Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who has been vehement and vocal in her opposition to the president’s agenda.
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Recently, Rep Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) told a town hall audience that she was doing her “homework” about the process of impeaching Trump, but offered no details on what basis that might be.
A professor called for Trump’s impeachment even before he was elected, and ironically, former President Barack Obama had confidently mocked Republicans who were calling for Hillary Clinton’s impeachment before the election, saying, “she hasn’t even been elected yet!”
More recently, some have claimed that Trump could be impeached over the controversial firing of FBI Director James Comey.