Fox News Congressional reporter Chad Pergram reported via Twitter that a senior Democrat House member is predicting Pelosi will succumb within two weeks to pressure from the majority of the Democrat caucus that supports impeachment and switch to giving her approval.
“Sr Hse Democrat who asked they not be identified asserted that Pelosi will likely have to switch her position on impeachment “within the next two weeks.” The Democrat argued that “the vast majority of us are for impeachment.”
“From a senior House Democrat who has their finger on the pulse of the Democratic Caucus. The lawmaker, who asked that they not be identified, tells Fox that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) “isn’t going to be able to hold off on impeachment much longer. It is coming to a head.”
“Fox is told there was a hearty debate offstage among Hse Dems today about impeachment. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), who runs the Democratic Policy and Commuications Committee, an arm of the Democratic leadership, is now calling for impeachment.”
Earlier Monday, Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) posted a statement to Twitter calling for an impeachment inquiry if former White House Counsel Don McGhan did not testify before Congress Tuesday.
Politico’s Sarah Ferris reported Pelosi was confronted in several meetings Monday with demands for impeachment to begin ‘ASAP’
Reps. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), and Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) — all members of the Democratic leadership — pushed to begin impeachment proceedings during a leadership meeting in Pelosi’s office, said the sources. Pelosi and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) — one of her key allies and a member of leadership herself — rejected their calls, saying Democrats’ message is being drowned out by the fight over possibly impeaching Trump.
And in a Democratic Steering and Policy Committee meeting, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) stood up and demanded Trump’s impeachment. Pelosi then countered, “This is not about politics, it’s about what’s best for the American people,” said a member who attended the meeting.
Pelosi commented to the press Monday about Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) coming out Sunday for impeachment.