She IS smart enough to NEVER forget that the voters are NOT there in the Senate….
That no matter how much ‘safe’ Democrats play to the media narrative of impeachment….
They would get their way and Trump would get their help for a second term …
Short game vs long game…
Props to Pelosi….
Let the guy swing in the wind with investigations that keep peeling the onion….
Pelosi, since taking the gavel in January, has been clear her preferred strategy for confronting allegations of presidential wrongdoing is to launch a series of vigorous committee investigations and then let the findings dictate the Democrats’ next steps.
But Trump has vowed not to cooperate with most of those probes, and a growing number of rank-and-file Democrats are endorsing the launch of an impeachment inquiry against the president. That procedural move is a step short of introducing the formal articles of impeachment that could lead to the president’s ouster, but supporters say it would give Democrats additional legal tools to combat the administration’s stonewalling of their investigations.
Pelosi, however, is warning against taking the long step toward impeachment — even just an inquiry — before the public is more forcefully supportive of the idea.
“I respect everybody’s timing on when they think there should be an inquiry,” she said. “[But] I don’t think you should have an inquiry unless you’re ready to impeach.”
Even if Democrats could pass an impeachment bill in the House, Pelosi warned, it will take a sweeping shift in public support for the idea before Republican leaders who control the Senate would take the next step of voting to eject their ally in the White House. Setting a remarkably high bar, she suggested she won’t move on impeachment unless Senate Republicans jump on board.
“As we go forward it has to go deep. It can’t be the Democrats impeach in the House … [and] the Republicans exonerate in the Senate. This president must be held accountable,” Pelosi said.
“Don’t expect the Republicans to do anything but protect the president — unless the case is so clear in the public mind.”….