Pelosi says she is not for impeachment of President Trump in interview with Washington Post

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters during her weekly news conference, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 7, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said in an interview with the Washington Post Magazine that she is against impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

“I’m not for impeachment… Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country,” Pelosi is quoted as saying. 

Pelosi said in the interview this was the first time she was publicly making known her view.

It is worht noting she leaves the door open if something compelling were to come out. This is almost certainly referencing Robert Mueller’s final report, which is expected in the next couple of months.

The interview was wide-ranging at the background and career at the first woman to become Speaker of the House.

Pelosi was also asked about how divided America is today. She went on ot say that “… we can withstand anything. But maybe not two [Trump] terms.”

She stated that the goal of 2020 for Democrats was not only to take the White House, but also the Senate and hold on to the House.

Asked if Trump had done anything good for America, Pelosi answered “He’s been… a great fundraiser for Democrats.”

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