Democratic Chaos: They Don't Even KNOW If They've Launched Impeachment Process
So the talk of impeachment has been going on for a very long time now. Democrats have even used the term "constitutional crisis" in describing the severity and imminence of impeaching Donald Trump.
There have been reports that Democrats are saying don't push for the impeachment, some are saying to push the impeachment.
Some are saying that impeachment proceedings have begun, and some are saying that they haven't. What's going on? Does anyone actually know?
Even the House Judiciary Committee doesn't even know if an impeachment investigation is underway.
According to Fox News,
When Nadler filed a petition in D.C. federal court in late July seeking the disclosure of secret grand jury materials from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, some Democrats indicated this marked the beginning of an actual impeachment investigation.
“We are crossing the threshold,” Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, said at the time. “When you think about the mode we were operating under before, it was an oversight function. This is now crossing the threshold with this filing, and officially entering into an examination into whether or not to recommend articles of impeachment—I just want to make that point clear.”
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., also said this was “the first time” the committee was sending a “telegraph to the court that one of the remedies we have is impeachment.”
“This is an impeachment investigation, on whether we should introduce articles of impeachment to Congress,” he said.
That same day, however, Pelosi said, “We will proceed when we have what we need to proceed -- not one day sooner.”
Pelosi has opposed impeaching Trump, as it could end up backfiring against Democrats heading into the 2020 elections.
Jerry Nadler told CNN anchor Erin Burnett last week that they have an official impeachment investigation underway and that by the end of the year, they'll decide on whether to send a motion to the floor to impeach the president or they won't.