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Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will impeach if the 'path of fact-finding' forces them to do it

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In other words, it's not off the table

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appeared to be open to impeaching President Donald Trump, according to statements she made on Tuesday.

"I do believe that impeachment is one of most divisive forces, paths that we could go to in our country," Pelosi said, "but if the facts, if the path of fact-finding takes us there we have no choice, but we're not there yet."

Last month, Pelosi had said that it was "not worth it" to impeach the president, a sentiment echoed by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) after special counsel Robert Mueller's report was released. The leadership had been pressured by other Democrats who vehemently called for impeachment.

"I say to you, as I said earlier, there are many ways to hold the president accountable," Pelosi explained. "The Congress, The Justice Department may have not decided to use its full power to impeach — to indict.

"Congress will not be silent in terms of using our constitutional power to find the facts for the American people," she concluded.

When asked if she thought the president had acted in a criminal manner, she responded that it "remains to be seen," and said they will discover the answer to that question when they see an un-redacted version of the Mueller report.

Here's the video of Pelosi's comments:

Pelosi: Impeachment the 'most divisive' path www.youtube.com

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