There is nowhere left for Nancy Pelosi to run, and after Saturday, any further stalling on impeachment could bring calls for her resignation.
Those calls would be coming from the democrats, however, as the Speaker of the House’s deep statedereliction of duties looms large.
Saturday’s planned #ImpeachTrump Day of Actionhas expanded greatly in the past week with over 100 events now set around the nation to call for House impeachment hearings against President Trump.
Several groups are involved including Indivisible, MoveOn, By the People, and nearly 20 others.
Some of the events will be simple protests, and others will include the reading of pro-impeachment speeches from Democrats including Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Minnesota Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
The protests highlight a massive rift between Nancy Pelosi and the rest fo the democratic party.
Pelosi has been unflinchingly opposed to the idea of impeaching President Trump, citing the likelihood of a halt to the proceedings occurring once any measure reaches the republican controlled Senate. Such a failure by the democrats would make them far more vulnerable to loss in the upcoming 2020 election, while providing the Commander in Chief with all of the necessary tools to electorally eviscerate what remains of the left side of the aisle.
But therein lies the problem: Pelosi is completely ignoring her duty to the American people. These protests, along with the incessant and bitter vitriol that we see on social media, indicates that impeachment is the path chosen by the democratic base. Pelosi’s unwillingness to comply with the will of the peoplecould very well lead to a mass revolt within the already fractured democratic party on the grounds that Madame Speaker is no longer operating as their representative.
Will Pelosi’s selfish act of self-preservation be exposed for what it is? Not likely, at least in the mainstream media, but for those paying attention to this political hackery it could be the first sign of decay in Pelosi’s grip on the party.