Speaking to Democrats in California on Saturday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continued to publicly imply support for impeaching President Trump, while refusing to outright demand the proceedings against him.
Pelosi has been placed in an increasingly difficult situation as far-left Congressional Democrats continue crying out for hearings to impeach Trump, and has struggled to appear both in favor of impeachment while simultaneously restrained.
When the liberal audience shouted for impeachment, Pelosi replied, “We will go where the facts lead us, we will insist on the truth.”
“We will build an ironclad case to act, said Pelosi, adding, “President Trump will be held accountable for his actions.”
Despite having been cleared of collusion and obstruction allegations at the end of the lengthy Mueller probe, Trump has faced increasing calls for his removal from House Democrats, who remain focused on nothing but his impeachment.
From The Hill:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told California Democrats that Congress would continue aggressive investigations into President Trump and the Trump administration, stopping short of calling for the beginning of an impeachment inquiry.
Addressing the California Democratic Party’s annual convention in her home district, Pelosi cited former special counsel Robert Mueller‘s report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
“In his report, special counsel Mueller warned us in the starkest terms that there was an attack on our election and an attack on our democracy,” Pelosi said. “Why won’t the president defend us from this attack?”
“What is the president covering up?” she asked. “We must investigate the president’s welcoming of the assault on our democracy.
A single protester shouting “Impeach!” soon became a few, then a few dozen and then perhaps a hundred as Pelosi seemed to hint at a future inquiry.
“This isn’t about politics, it isn’t about partisanship, Democrats versus Republicans, no. It’s about patriotism, it’s about the sanctity of the constitution and it’s about the future of our nation. We will go where the facts lead us. We will insist on the truth. We will build an ironclad case to act,” Pelosi said.
“President Trump will be held accountable for his actions. In the Congress, in the courts, and in
the court of public opinion, we will defend our democracy,” she added.