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PoliticsPelosi: Trump is 'crying out' for impeachment but House Democrats are not on that path

19:15  23 may  2019
19:15  23 may  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Pelosi: Trump is 'crying out' for impeachment but House Democrats are not on that path© MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly press conference at the Capitol on May 23, 2019. WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused President Donald Trump of trying to goad Democrats into pursuing impeachment but said her caucus is not taking the bait.

She said Trump's vow not to work with Democrats on shared priorities such as infrastructure rebuilding was rooted in frustration that "the House Democratic caucus is not on the path to impeachment and that’s where he wants us to be.”

Pelosi, who spoke at a news conference, said she believed Trump was "crying out" for impeachment and when he realized Democrats would not go that route "that’s why he flipped yesterday."

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Democrats have been divided over the issue of impeachment following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. They have accused Trump of trying thwart that probe. Despite a growing clamor to begin an impeachment inquiry, Pelosi has sought to tamp down the calls, telling Democrats to focus on fact finding first.

She did, however, say that the investigations "may take us to a place that’s unavoidable on impeachment or not.”

Some Republicans believe any impeachment proceedings by Democrats would backfire on the party in the 2020 presidential election because many voters have been telling pollsters they are more focused on kitchen-table issues like jobs and healthcare than on the investigations of Trump.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is feeling the heat from a small but growing number of House Democrats calling for impeachment proceedings As Democrats weigh their options, Trump is almost taunting them by testing the bounds of executive power in ways few other administrations have.

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Pelosi's comment on impeachment comes as a growing number Democratic lawmakers are calling for Democrats to initiate an impeachment inquiry.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Pelosi: Trump is 'crying out' for impeachment but House Democrats are not on that path

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