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
Priest bound and gagged teen boy with masking tape and held him hostage in church’s janitor room
A Michigan Catholic priest has been charged with one count of false imprisonment after he wrapped a teenage boy in plastic wrap and covered his eyes and mouth with masking tape, all while trapping him in the janitor's room of a church, ClickOnDetroit reports.
Rev. Brian Stanley, 57, faces up to 15 years in prison and would also have to register as a sex offender if convicted.
Stanley was reportedly entrusted by the teen's family as a counselor before the incident took place in the fall of 2013 at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Otsego.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Fox News ripped to shreds by media analyst for running state-news network briefing for Trump
Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple unleashed hellfire on former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Fox News for hiring her to deliver the White House spin for the president on their air.
Fox News, which has only modest actual news reporting outside of its opinion arm, but that's no reason to hire a liar to the network, he explained.
He cited the greatest hits from the Huckabee-Sanders show that happened less and less frequently from the White House podium. He included everything from the time she doctored a video of CNN's Jim Acosta to accuse him of assaulting a White House intern to her accusation of "fake news" to every question she didn't like.