House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been reluctant on the subject of impeachment for an extended period time now, dragging her feet unceremoniously for months on end.
Pelosi likely believes that withholding a conclusion to this fight until Americans hit the ballot box next November will help in the Democrats’ desire to defeat Donald Trump at the polls, making impeachment unnecessary, or at least nothing more than a formality.
But, this reticence comes at a price: The White House has made it clear that they will not cooperate with the investigation until such a time that a vote occurs to authorize it. We are currently embroiled in this stalemate on The Beltway.
Today, Pelosi reiterated her position on the matter.
Pelosi said, “[T]here’s no requirement that we have a vote, and so, at this time, we will not be having a vote.”
Pelosi also responded to a question on why they wouldn’t just vote to call the White House’s bluff by stating they’re not there to call bluffs.
If President Trump will be forced to undergo the left’s seemingly-inevitbale impeachment debacle, he would like to see its finale sooner rather than later. A win on impeachment, which is nearly guaranteed at this time thanks to the Republican-controlled Senate, would be just another feather in his cap come November of 2020.
Pelosi stands to lose a great deal of progressive support for her hesitation, however, as the youthful, radical wing of the Democratic party continues to amass a gravity all their own.