If Democratic investigations of Trump lead to impeachment, 'that's the place we have to go': Nancy Pelosi
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) -- CNN screenshot
April 22, 2019
In a conference call with House Democrats on Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reportedly told her caucus that they should not rush into impeachment of President Donald Trump in the wake of special counsel Robert Mueller's report, and begin by pursuing additional investigations — but that if the facts of the investigation support impeaching the president, she would not stand in the way.
"We don't have to go to articles of impeachment to obtain the facts, the presentation of facts," Pelosi said. But, if impeachment was the "place the facts take us, that’s the place we have to go."
Since Mueller's report detailed compelling evidence that Trump may have committed obstruction of justice to bury the Russia investigation, several Democrats, including presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), have called for impeachment. Thus far, Pelosi and other Democratic leaders have resisted the idea of immediately pushing for that route.