Pelosi: We're going to do better than impeachment, Trump needs to go to 'prison' (VIDEO)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi doesn't want to start impeachment proceedings that she knows will only lead to a non-conviction in the Senate. She wants to do better than that.
“I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison,” she reportedly said according to multiple Democratic sources familiar with a meeting she had with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler.
Rep. Nadler does, however, want to have Trump impeached along with a lot of other pro-impeachment Democrats and a lot of that could stem from political motivations as well as in principle. Pelosi wants President Trump to take a downfall as much as anyone but she also wants a good end result.
"We are investigating all of the things we would investigate, frankly, in an impeachment inquiry," Nadler said on CNN. He then paused for several seconds when asked if he and Pelosi were "on the same page."
“When that decision has to be made, it will be made not by any one individual, it will be made probably by the caucus as a whole," Nadler added. "Certainly Nancy will have the largest single voice in it.”
"We're going to go step by step," House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler says as Democrats are pushing for an impeachment inquiry. "There does not appear to be support for it now" pic.twitter.com/II67dSGPy9— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 5, 2019
Right now there are multiple investigations in the House underway and having Special Counsel Robert Mueller testify is also on the agenda.
“Make no mistake, we know exactly what path we’re on. We know exactly what actions we need to take,” Pelosi told reporters earlier Wednesday.
Pelosi promises to hold Trump accountable.
"No one is above the law, not even the President of the United States."