House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has claimed for months that Democrats are “unified” and think they have handled impeachment into President Donald Trump with suburb precision.
However, a new report reveals the exact opposite.
During an interview Sunday on ABC News, Washington Post congressional reporter Rachael Bade revealed that a lot of Democrats have privately said Pelosi’s impeachment “gambit” was a “failed strategy.”
Pelosi has been holding onto the articles of impeachment, but this week is expected to send them to the Senate.
But Bade said the damage had already been done and that several Democrats were “furious” with Pelosi.
“She was clearly putting a positive spin on what a lot of Democrats have privately said was a failed strategy,” Bade said.
She noted how Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer were pushing for witnesses and wanted a resolution on the proceedings and “got neither of those.”
“I know her team has sort of said, look, she was able to hold out, there was a bunch of new revelations that happened over the holiday break. Bolton came out and said he’s willing to testify,” Bade said.
She added: “Those things probably would have happen regardless of whether she was holding them. And, in fact, there might have even been more news focused on those things if everybody wasn’t asking what is Nancy Pelosi doing for the articles.”
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