Scalise Calls on Pelosi to ‘Confront’ House Dems for ‘Irresponsible’ Push for Trump Impeachment

When it comes to the continued push by House Democrats on the Judiciary Committee to impeach President Donald Trump, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) isn’t having it.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is continuing to side-step questions about her support or opposition to the impeachment pressure from over 100 House Democrats, led by House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.).

As IJR reported, the speaker told reporters during Thursday’s press conference that she is reluctant to impeach, saying, “If we have to go there, we’ll have to go there,” later adding, “But we can’t go there unless we have the facts.” Reporters repeatedly pressed her on the topic, but she made it clear she wasn’t having it.

“I have said what I’m going to say on the subject,” Pelosi later said, adding, “That’s it.”

However, Scalise called the House Democrats continued pursuit of impeachment “irresponsible” in an interview with Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Friday.

“This is irresponsible. It’s reckless,” Scalise said, adding that Pelosi “ought to confront it and say, ‘We’re not going to move toward that. The Mueller report showed there was no collusion, showed there was no any kind of obstruction of justice.'”

“They need to move on,” he added.

The Republican lawmaker pointed out that the House committee that’s pursuing the Trump impeachment probe is the same committee that has jurisdiction over the migrant situation at the southern border.

“Instead of solving the crisis at our border, they’re just infatuated with these witch hunts and impeaching the president, even though, by their own admission, there is nothing yet to impeach him on,” Scalise explained.

Since Pelosi won’t “shut that door” on impeachment, Scalise claimed, “[That] means she condones this radical, reckless effort.”

Watch Scalise’s interview below:

Chairman Nadler’s committee voted on Thursday on a measure that formalizes the investigation into Trump, as IJR reported.

“With these new procedures, we will begin next week an aggressive series of hearings investigating allegations of corruption, obstruction and abuse of power against the president,” Nadler said on Thursday.

The push by Democrats has been widely criticized by Republican lawmakers, including committee ranking member Doug Collins (R-Ga.), who likened the latest impeachment moves from Thursday to a “giant Instagram filter” that makes it “appear that something’s happening that’s not.”

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James
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>Screwtape< Your comment about a "civil war" reminds me of an article I just read in regards to Bozo O'Rourke's plan to confiscate the MILLIONS of AR-15's and AK-47's in the United States. Bozo "says" the Texans are all in favor of confiscating their rifles; which is more Socialist BS on top of that they have already spread. In short, while any sort of confiscation plan he or his comrades come up with is a violation of the Second Amendment (per a SCOTUS ruling), it's also being said that ANY attempt to confiscate legally owned weapons will be met by… Read more »

Steve Zinck
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The plan is to keep the investigations going until the Republican Convention. Next they will vote to impeach, then send it to the Senate to force the Republicans to vote against impeachment prior to the election. The Democrats will use it as a club to try and take the WH and Senate.

Joyce Duke
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Fellow Americans, how much longer are we going to tolerate paying a bunch of deep state establishment traitors, masquerading as congressional members, a 6 figure salary to commit TREASON against our duly elected president and all of We the People????? We still have a Constitution that says we have the ultimate task of oversight of our entire federal government & we have been much too lax in performing that task over the past 70+ years! WE have been as derelict in our task of oversight of our elected officials & their appointees as our elected officials & appointees have been… Read more »

Sherri
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She won’t. She couldn’t bring her crew in line to simply denounce Omar for being such an anti-Semite (all four of them – AOC+3 should be censured). I hope the dems put on a poop show. It will harm them, not Trump.

Judy Montgomery Chartrand
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Pelosi is the main initiator for his impeachment. She obviously thinks she’s God. She thinks no one can trump her. Conservatives need to pushback and give her a little of her own medicine. Let’s draw the line in the sand and dare her to cross over. We can be decent without being passive. It’s time we put these democrats in their place! If they even think of trying to force President Trump out, they will start a modern day civil war.

Screwtape
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…or maybe Nancy SHOULD confront them. Nothing like a civil war to clear the air. The Dims have had plenty of practice at those.

James
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More wasted time and taxpayer money. Just like good little Socialists, the House members enjoy spending other peoples’ money (until we run out) and not their own. While this Impeachment charade might get passed by the House Donkeys, it’ll die there. Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution says “The Senate will have the sole Power to try all Impeachments.” With Trump’s accomplishments FOR all Americans and having to clean up the mess left after eight years of #44/Biden, slim chance the Senate will vote him out of Office. People may not like Trump’s style; but he gets things done… Read more »

Screwtape
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Confront? She should encourage them. They’ve failed to trump up any charges. Just like the Mueller investigation this will be an exercise in futility.

But…..it will prove their impotence and ineffectiveness to voters. Americans, not those terminally-afflicted with TDS, tend to root for underdogs AND hate bullies.

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