Pelosi Rattled After Being Pushed on to Give a Straight Answer on Her Support for the Impeachment Inquiry

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appeared rattled after being pushed by reporters to give a straight answer about the chaos in her conference surrounding impeachment.

As IJR previously reported, Speaker Pelosi has been hesitant to openly support impeachment even though more than 100 members of her Democratic House conference support moving forward. The speaker has explained that she believes the issue is too divisive for Democrats to pursue without having “all the facts.”

Special Counsel Robert Mueller found in his investigation of President Donald Trump’s campaign that there was no evidence of criminal conspiracy with Russia and declined to prosecute on obstruction of justice.

Still, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) has pushed for further investigations, including an impeachment inquiry. As IJR reported earlier, Nadler’s committee voted Thursday morning to formally start the impeachment inquiry.

Pelosi has stated that she supports Nadler’s inquiry, but has refused to say whether she would bring it to the House floor, leaving many unsure of where she stands.

During her press conference on Thursday, Pelosi was bombarded with questions about whether she would “concede” that she supports the inquiry — and she wasn’t happy about it.

Watch Pelosi’s response:

“Do I concede now? Have you not paid attention to what we’ve been talking about? For months, we’ve been saying we’re doing three things: We’re legislating. Do you want me to go over our 200 days of legislation leading up to now and even what we did this week to protect our environment? We are legislating, we’re investigating, as six committees have been doing for months. […] And third, we are litigating. We are taking the work of the committees into the courts. […] So I stand by what we have been doing all along. I support what is happening in the Judiciary Committee because that enables them to do their process of interrogation in their investigation, and I salute them for that work.”

Immediately after, she was hit with a follow-up question addressing the mixed messages she has been giving about impeachment.

“Is the specific language not important?” one reporter asked. Pelosi quickly turned it back on the press, claiming that they’re the only ones confused by her position.

Reporters quickly pointed out that’s “not true” because her own members are unclear about her position. Pelosi denied that her story has been changing on impeachment.

“They understand that impeachment is a very divisive measure, but if we have to go there, we’ll have to go there. But we can’t go there unless we have the facts. And we will follow the facts and we will follow the obstruction that the president is making of us getting the facts and make our decision when we’re ready. That’s the only thing I’m going to say about the subject and there’s nothing different from one day to the next.”

From there, Pelosi made it clear she would not be entertaining any other questions on the issue.

“I have said what I’m going to say on the subject. That’s it,” said Pelosi, replying to all follow-ups by saying, “Next question on any other subject?”

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Deb
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What?

Karin Callaway
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“inquisition” That is the word. I remember that word from the Germans, The USSR, the McCarthy era, Judge Roy Bean, Castro, Maduro, the Democrats during the Clinton “investigation”, The Spanish Trials, and the Romans when they fed the Christians to the Lions. (please note I said the “word” not that I was there). What HAVE they done in 200 days? Nothing for the American People. Everything for their Egos. Sorry state of affairs when we still have delusion, destruction, disruption, and direct attempts to control, not only, the people but our minds, thinking, and demanding our total obeyance to the… Read more »

Charles
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The Democrat Inquisition has been going on since President Trump was elected. It has involved President Trump, his friends, associates, lawyer, appointees. They’re still going after Kavanaugh. The fake accusations didn’t work so now they want to get all his previous work. Didn’t they review that before the hearings? They were supposed to. I guess they just want to apply more pressure. It won’t stop until the 2020 election, maybe not even then. Lying, cheating, corrupt sore loser Democrats.

Screwtape
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Genital,

What part of “I hope” says I’m speaking of anyone but myself?

Voters SHOULD hold politicians accountable, especially for broken promises and failures.

Wasting millions on a bogus investigation in hopes of impeachment, then continuing to work on impeachment with ZERO charges is the definition of insanity and failure.

Charles
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Blinky was rattled? Nah, she’s always like that. She says something stupid or avoids a question altogether and when pressed she acts like she’s been insulted. She’s a Democrat, she always lies. Lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats.

Screwtape
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Genital,

Wow. So now you speak for ALL the people. Nice to know. Does that count you and your Star Wars action figures?

What it will continue to expose is the utterly transparent (there’s that word) TDS as well as demonstrate that the Dims are completely out of ideas. Every problem is a nail when you are a hammerhead.

I say impeach and be damned. They have NO charges.

John
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John

How can you tell Pelosi was rattled since she is the same as always? Legislating? Legislating what? The only thing the committees are doing is wasting time and taxpayer money, and litigating anything proposed by this president regardless if it is beneficial to this country. Democrats will side with criminals such as illegals against the well-being of the citizens of this country

Joey
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Joey

Pelosi appears rattled quite a bit. Anything that disagrees with her rattles her.

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