The Bully Backs Down – No Impeachment…For Now
Think back to Junior High School and the playground bully. Remember when you finally had enough and took your stand? 9 times out of 10, the bully backed down, muttering something like, "Nevermind, you aren't worth it anyway."
Now jump back to today and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's recent interview in the Washington Post Magazine, "I’m not for impeachment,” Pelosi stated. “Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”
"And he’s just not worth it.”
And with that, the bully retreats -- the Mueller report and sputtering Russia investigation offering no big stick with which to swing.
The Patriot Post speculates on what may be behind Pelosi's current stance.
"First, it’s important to note that Pelosi’s statement does not preclude any future impeachment attempts. Instead, she has simply conceded that Democrats do not presently have enough political capital to instigate impeachment proceedings...."
"Second, Pelosi may have deduced something about or even been privy to Robert Mueller’s forthcoming report. If, as we have long speculated, the report finds no evidence of any Trump/Russia collusion conspiracy, Pelosi will need to have her party repositioned in such a fashion as to avoid appearing to have invested any real political capital in Mueller’s findings..... "
":Finally, Pelosi is flexing her intra-party authority over the young and popular upstarts within her own party. By publicly speaking out to a prominent Leftmedia outlet, Pelosi is communicating to her young leftist firebrands that whatever their rhetoric may be, she will be the one to decide what if any action will be taken on impeachment, not them."