House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may be reconsidering her “no impeachment” rule after fellow Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez challenged her leadership.

In a weekend Twitter rant, the New York congresswoman said there was one thing worse than President Trump and his “lawbreaking behavior”: Democratic leadership.

The comment appeared to be a swipe at Pelosi and others that refuse to embrace impeaching Trump, regardless of how many other Democrats in the chamber support it. (Only 37 percent of voters support an impeachment effort).

“At this point, the bigger national scandal isn’t the president’s lawbreaking behavior — it is the Democratic Party’s refusal to impeach him for it,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet on Sunday.

The Washington Examiner adds:

Ocasio-Cortez responded to one comment from the Atlantic’s James Fallows, who said, “[In my opinion], this is ‘false equivalence’ of its own sort. What Trump is doing remains objectively the biggest threat, scandal, and problem. Second-ranking: the silent acquiescence of the GOP Senate. Then: it’s time for House to act.”

The congresswoman replied: “It is one thing for a sitting president to break the law. It’s another to let him. The integrity of our democracy isn’t threatened when a president breaks the law. It‘s threatened when we do nothing about it. The GOP’s silence & refusal to act shouldn’t be a surprise. Ours is.”

Later that very same day, Pelosi offered a different tone altogether on President Trump and his controversial call with the Ukrainian president. The House Speaker seemingly left the door open on impeachment, calling for “a whole new stage of investigations.”

“If the administration persists in blocking this whistleblower from disclosing to Congress a serious possible breach of constitutional duties by the president, they will be entering a grave new chapter of lawlessness which will take us into a whole new stage of investigations,” Pelosi said per BizPac Review.

And, per the report:

Though the Democratic leader has previously resisted the idea of an impeachment inquiry over fears of the damage it could inflict on the more moderate Democratic members of the House, she issued the warning of an escalating investigation of the administration. appearing to relent to pressure from demands by Ocasio-Cortez and others on the left.

Pelosi demanded the whistleblower’s complaint be provided to Congress in her letter, and called on lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to act in the wake of the administration blocking Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire from releasing the document which reportedly related to a conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July about potentially investigating Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

“The administration is endangering our national security and having a chilling effect on any future whistleblower who sees wrongdoing,” Pelosi wrote.

Pelosi continued: “We must be sure that the president and his administration are always conducting our national security and foreign policy in the best interest of the American people, not the president’s personal or political interest.”

And, via BizPac Review: “I am calling on Republicans to join us in insisting that the acting DNI obey the law as we seek the truth to protect the American people and our Constitution. This violation is about our national security. The Inspector General determined that the matter is “urgent” and therefore we face an emergency that must be addressed immediately.”

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Governor Palin: Pelosi Teases Impeachment, Warns ‘Whole New Stage Of Investigation’ Is Coming

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