Moderate Dems Worried About “Wonky” Impeachment Plan
The Democrats are trying to organize after the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi dropped a bomb claiming they are starting an impeachment investigation into Trump. The freshmen Dems and progressives in the party are ecstatic as they hate Trump and have wanted this for a long time now. But the moderates are more cool-headed and think this move is likely premature…and by premature they should just come and say unwarranted.
“In a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, multiple centrist lawmakers expressed concern that the caucus lacked clear messaging or strategy going forward, which could soon suck the air out of the move toward impeachment, according to multiple lawmakers and aides.
“If you are asking us to stay on message, give us a goddamn message to stay on,” Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) said in the private caucus meeting, according to multiple Democrats in the room.
Slotkin, whose comments came after Speaker Nancy Pelosi had already left the meeting to deliver a televised statement endorsing an impeachment inquiry, was voicing a sentiment that quickly gained steam among the moderates.
That’s particularly true of the vulnerable freshmen in GOP districts who took the impeachment plunge because of concerns with Trump’s threat to national security and who now fear that Democrats plan to engage in another wonky process debate that will distract from the allegations of Trump’s abuse of power.
Another first-term Democrat, Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia, raised a similar sentiment about Democrats losing focus on what led the party to this moment, after Pelosi and other key chairmen outlined a multi-step plan for their impeachment inquiry involving the six committees investigating Trump.
Several moderates are also privately worried about members of their caucus going too far, with some progressives declaring prematurely that Democrats are ready to imminently impeach Trump.”
“Multiple Democrats said they’re worried the impeachment investigation could turn into a mockery based on how the probe has progressed so far — from the circus surrounding Corey Lewandowski’s testimony before the Judiciary panel last week to the antics from colleagues like Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and his fried chicken stunt when Attorney General William Barr stood them up earlier this year.”
This almost sounds like they are trying to backpedal a bit and they should be as this whole impeachment claim is unwarranted.
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