The top Democratic leaders in Congress condemned the presidency of Donald Trump on Tuesday at a National Press Club Forum, where they hinted they might eventually seek to impeach him and they predicted his address to the House and Senate on Tuesday would be full of empty promises.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Trump has misled the public to a degree that “there are plenty of grounds right now for the current president” to be impeached. But the public is not fully on board yet, Pelosi said, because “many of the president’s supporters are not ready to accept the fact that their judgement may not have been so great in voting for him.”
Pelosi said by the time the case is made for impeachment, “perhaps they will be ready to accept that.”
She added, “It’s very hard, impeachment.”
Pelosi appeared alongside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., where the two eviscerated Trump’s first month in office, and compared it unfavorably to President Obama’s quick passage of a $1 trillion stimulus bill shortly after he became president in 2009. They also downplayed Trump’s planned joint address on Tuesday night as, essentially, a big lie.
“It will be the usual bluster and blame,” predicted Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. “Populist platitudes will be a dime a dozen, but the focus should be on the president’s actions rather than his empty words.”
Source: Washington Examiner | SUSAN FERRECHIO (@SUSANFERRECHIO)