Pelosi says she wants to see Trump ‘in prison'
[Washington Examiner] At a huddle among top Democratic lawmakers Tuesday night, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly said she wanted to see President Trump jailed.
"I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison," Pelosi said, according to Politico.
The California Democrat reiterated her stance that she would rather see Trump defeated at the ballot box during the 2020 elections and then prosecuted for alleged crimes that she believes he might have committed.
Pelosi spokeswoman Ashley Etienne said that the meeting between Democrats about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report was "productive."
"They agreed to keep all options on the table and continue to move forward with an aggressive hearing and legislative strategy, as early as next week, to address the president’s corruption and abuses of power uncovered in the report," Etienne said.
Pelosi is at odds with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., who wants to launch an impeachment inquiry against Trump. During the meeting he reportedly pressed her to begin the inquiry, only to receive pushback from Pelosi and others in leadership.
With her statement about Trump "in prison," Pelosi continues a balancing act among those in her party who want to see Trump impeached and those who think proceedings would be too politically divisive. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s first public statement on his investigation last week spurred new calls for impeachment among Democrats.
Posted by: Besoeker 2019-06-06