The Democrat caucus in the House has a number of divisions, perhaps the most salient one is the division between the Left and the Crazy Left:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made her strongest comments to date on impeachment, saying in a new interview that President Trump is “just not worth it,” unless there’s bipartisan support for going down that road.
The California Democrat has set a very high bar for impeachment proceedings, even as the more progressive wing of her caucus clamors to remove Trump from office.
Impeachment has split the caucus since Democrats took control of the House in January, and the topic has gained steam in recent weeks following explosive testimony from Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen.
Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) — who drew national attention on her first day in office by pledging to “impeach the motherf—er” — said last week she will introduce a measure by the end of the month to oust the president.
In an interview with Showtime’s “The Circus” that aired Sunday, interviewer Alex Wagner remarked to Tlaib that “it doesn’t feel like you think he’s any less of a motherf—er today than two months ago.”
“That’s right,” Tlaib replied, smiling.
A third Democrat, Rep. Al Green (Texas), has pledged to force another House floor impeachment vote. He forced two procedural votes on impeachment during the 115th Congress when Republicans were in the majority, but neither effort was successful.
Green is scheduled to discuss his next steps on impeachment in an interview with C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Tuesday morning.
Outside of Congress, liberals agitating for Trump’s impeachment, like billionaire activist Tom Steyer, quickly began pushing back on Pelosi’s latest remarks.
Go here to read the rest. This is the smart move politically, but I doubt that Pelosi will be able to hold to it. Democrats in icy blue districts have to be looking over their shoulders right now, fearing a successful challenge from the next Ocasio-Cortez to topple them. Also, since 2016 the Democrats and much of the media have been saying that Trump is a crazed tyrant. Now the crazed tyrant gets to stay in office because Pelosi finds it politically inconvenient. Also, don’t underestimate the amount of rank and file Democrat true hatred of Trump, as virulent as it is irrational. Unless Pelosi capitulates, the Crazed Left cannot win an impeachment vote in the House. However, they could make the House ungovernable by Pelosi, and that might make her, based on “new evidence”, change her mind. Of course this all means that impeachment remains a live issue in 2020, and I think as a result the Democrats will face a much more unified GOP than they did in 2020. Interesting times.