Nancy Pelosi's Surprising Defense Of Trump

Oh, you know they’re looking.

I actually expect it, myself, but let’s not put the cart before the horse, shall we?

And in that regard, I find myself on common ground with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

UGH.

Considering how partisan and crazed Nan-Nan tends to be, I find this surprising.

The House minority leader was responding to recent comments from Rep. Maxine Waters, a fellow California Democrat, who said last week that her “greatest desire is to lead [Trump] right into impeachment.”

If there is anyone on the left that glories in idiocies more freely than Pelosi, it’s Maxine Waters.

Pelosi held a calmer demeanor while speaking with reporters today, saying that while Trump has been reckless and incompetent, thus far, reckless and incompetent isn’t necessarily an impeachable offense.

“[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 told reporters in the Capitol. “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.”

Waters, appearing on the dais beside Pelosi, clarified her earlier comments, saying they came in response to the “questions and pleas” she’s hearing from constituents about Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries and his friendly relationship with the Kremlin, among other contentious issues.

It sounds like somebody had a come-to-Jesus meeting with the higher ups.

Waters went on to say that if it comes to impeachment, it won’t be because they caused it.

“I have not called for the impeachment — yet. He’s doing it himself,” Waters said.

“I think he is leading himself into that kind of position, where folks will begin to ask, ‘What are we going to do?’ And the answer’s going to be, eventually, we’ve got to do something about him. We cannot continue to have a president who’s acting in this manner. It is dangerous to the United States of America.”

I don’t disagree that Trump has tried to do eight years of work in less than a month. Because of it, he’s hit some roadblocks, as well.

The checks-and-balances of the government are there for a reason, and Trump will learn that, or he’ll bury himself (and possibly the GOP, along with it).

Pelosi had thought, at one point, that Democrats could work with Trump (since he was one of them for so long).

“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.”

Monday’s press conference was called to hammer Trump’s recent executive orders vowing to scale back regulations on Wall Street banks, including those installed by Democrats with the 2010 passage of Dodd-Frank.

She went on to point out Trump’s billionaire cabinet and “Wall Street-first” agenda.

I guess she forgot about Hillary’s Wall Street ties.

Still, if you’re already planning an impeachment party for Trump, maybe hold off on hanging the streamers. Nobody in the power to bring such a thing about has the will or the cause to plunge the nation into that fresh hell, just yet.