House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who claims she’s troubled by President Donald Trump’s first two weeks in office, says there are no grounds to impeach him, The Hill reports.
“(There) are grounds for displeasure and unease in the public about the performance of this president, who has acted in a way that is strategically incoherent, that is incompetent and that is reckless,” Pelosi said. “And that is not grounds for impeachment.
“When and if he breaks the law, that is when something like that would come up. But that’s not the subject of today.”
Her comments came in response to Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., who says her “greatest desire is to lead (Trump) right into impeachment,” according to the Hill.
“I have not called for the impeachment — yet. He’s doing it himself,” Waters says.
But Pelosi says she had been hopeful the Democrats could work with Trump, but she claims those hopes have quickly diminished.
“While it’s only a couple of weeks since the inauguration … we’ve seen nothing that we can work — that I can work — with President (Trump) on,” Pelosi said. “And I’m disappointed, because I thought that there might be some interest because of what he said in the campaign.”
And she claims Trump’s promises to take on Wall Street and help the middle class were just “a hoax.”
“President Trump and his billionaire Cabinet and his advisers … are putting forth a Wall Street-first policy at the expense of the American people,” she said. “They want to take us back.”
The Washington Examiner reports that while Democrats are strongly opposed to Trump’s executive orders and maneuvers to repeal regulations and laws signed by former President Barack Obama, they would face an uphill battle to impeach Trump in Congress, where Republicans hold the majority.