Pelosi on Impeachment: ‘What Are the Facts? Not, I Don’t Like Him’

Susan Jones | May 16, 2017 | 7:28am EDT
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi takes part in a CNN town hall on Monday night, May 14, 2017. (Screen grab from CNN)

( – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a CNN town hall Monday night it’s too soon to talk about impeaching President Donald Trump, even though some Democrats are using the word.

“It's a reflection of what they're hearing in their own constituencies,” Pelosi said of Democrats such as Al Green and Maxine Waters. “But they know I don't subscribe to that.”

Pelosi continued:

If you're talking about impeachment, you're talking about, what are the facts? Not, I don't like him and I don't like his hair and -- you know, I think, what are the facts? I don't like what he said about this. What are the facts that you would make a case on? What are the rules that he may have violated? If you don't have that case, you're just participating in more hearsay.

And that's not the basis of -- and we owe the American people the -- I mean, just some stability in all of this. This is the time where he is supposed to be having his honeymoon. What a marriage. The honeymoon -- the honeymoon of -- so we watch and see what he's going to do, what is his vision, how is he going to implement it, and the rest. And it's been sloppy.

In a May 13 op-ed published in the Washington Post, Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe wrote, "The time has come for Congress to launch an impeachment investigation of President Trump for obstruction of justice."

Tribe said Trump's behavior "strongly suggests that he poses a danger to our system of government." Tribe's op-ed ran before the latest controversy, which alleges that Trump spilled national security secrets to the Russians.

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