Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi issued a statement Monday afternoon discussing the path forward on any possible impeachment of President Donald Trump, just as #ImpeachDonaldTrump was trending on Twitter.
The Speaker did not appear to change her previously stated opinion of not wanting to “go down that path” because Trump is “not worth” impeaching, but did acknowledge the growing number of Democrats who are calling for the House to impeach the President.
“While our views range from proceeding to investigate the findings of the Mueller report or proceeding directly to impeachment, we all firmly agree that we should proceed down a path of finding the truth,” she wrote in her letter to her Democratic colleagues (below). “It is also important to know that the facts regarding holding the President accountable can be gained outside of impeachment hearings.”
“As we proceed to uncover the truth and present additional needed reforms to protect our democracy, we must show the American people we are proceeding free from passion or prejudice, strictly on the presentation of fact.”
Promising to “scrupulously assert Congress’ constitutional duty to honor our oath of office to support and defend the Constitution and our democracy,” Speaker Pelosi insisted on making sure “the American people can learn the truth and Congress can make our decision on how to proceed.”
Full letter via CNN’s Phil Mattingly:
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) April 22, 2019
Here’s what some are saying about #ImpeachDonaldTrump:
#ImpeachDonaldTrump It is Congress's Constitutional duty. If we do not impeach this President over these transgressions, what precedent is set? We must think of the future, if we have one, after the shit this guy has pulled.
— Paula Poundstone (@paulapoundstone) April 22, 2019
Yes, #ImpeachDonaldTrump. The folks who keep repeating “NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION!” like some sort of parrot/lemming hybrid will get mad. That shouldn’t matter to Democrats, because those people have been lost to the Fox News vortex of brain rot:https://t.co/OcxZbiLdN2
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) April 22, 2019
The power to impeach is not a political tool.
It’s a Constitutional remedy for corruption—which must be upheld.
— JΛKΣ (@USMCLiberal) April 22, 2019
If House Democrats don’t even start impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, they care more about political calculations than about evidence, facts, and the rule of law. Without authenticity and genuine concern for our country, there’s no way to win 2020. #ImpeachDonaldTrump
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) April 22, 2019
Early voting to be hit by heavy rain and flooding as Hurricane Zeta barrels towards the Gulf Coast
Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall near Louisiana's border with Mississippi on Wednesday evening as campaigns work to get supporters to the polls and convince any undecided voters to back their candidate.
"Hurricane conditions and life-threatening storm surge are possible along portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, and Storm Surge and Hurricane Watches are in effect," the National Hurricane Center warned.
"Between Tuesday night and Thursday, heavy rainfall is expected from portions of the central Gulf Coast into the southern Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic states near and in advance of Zeta. This rainfall will lead to flash, urban, small stream, and minor river flooding," the center explained.
Brett Kavanaugh caught lying in SCOTUS opinion against voting access during the pandemic: report
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Monday voted that 2020 elections ballots in Wisconsin can only be counted if received by Election Day.
Kavanaugh issued his own concurring opinion, where he suggested that state courts should be barred from protecting voting rights.
Kavanaugh also made a mistake of fact.
Sam Levine, a voting rights reporter for the Guardian, noted Kavanaugh was inaccurate in his concurring opinion.
Lincoln Project releases harrowing new video of the future if Trump wins re-election
The Lincoln Project, the group of former top GOP strategists seeking to beat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, released another new video on Monday evening.
Unlike other videos, the latest release did not feature Trump saying crazy things. Instead, it is more like a 60-second short film.
It features a mother listening to election night returns. She goes into her son's bedroom and lovingly awakens him.
"Hey honey, you asked me to wake you and tell you what happened in the election," she says.
"Who won?" the child asked.
"Trump," she replied. "Trump won."