Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Speaker Nancy Pelosi doesn't want to impeach President Donald Trump, but a growing number of her members are trying to drag her there and faces increasing calls from her rank and file to trigger an impeachment inquiry.
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), a member of the Judiciary Committee, said he has drafted articles of impeachment and they're "ready to go." He also said Democrats are grappling with what to do if they support impeachment but can't convince Pelosi to do the same. "I think that that's a difficult internal political dynamic that the speaker, the chairman and the members have to process," Cohen said. He added that "it's not gonna be easy" to convince Pelosi to change her mind.
At a closed-door meeting late Monday, Pelosi rejected calls from House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler to move ahead with an impeachment inquiry, according to multiple sources.
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