Nancy Pelosi says she is NOT going to impeach Trump amid push from rank-and-file members of Congress but says president is engaged in a cover-up
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she will not proceed with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump amid pressure from some in her party to do just that.
She convened Democratic lawmakers for a meeting Wednesday morning in the Capitol and said afterward while they believe Trump has engaged in a ‘cover-up’ the party will proceed with its investigations as it has been.
‘We do believe that it’s important to follow the facts. We believe that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States, and we believe that the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up,’ she told reporters.
Pelosi hosting a closed-door meeting with House Democrats on Wednesday at the Capitol to try to rein in lawmakers who want to see impeachment proceedings begin.
The impeachment talk among her party has heated up in the wake of former White House counsel Don McGahn’s refusal, at the White House’s request, to comply with a subpoena for his testimony on the Russia investigation and his testimony outlined in Mueller’s report.
His refusal to appear Tuesday set off a wave of fury among Democrats.