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Pelosi has lost control of her caucus, Kellyanne Conway says
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Reacting to reports last week that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she wants to see President Donald Trump “in prison,” White House counselor Kellyanne Conway blasted the Democrat over her “awful, incendiary comments,” which came as Trump was in Britain for his first state visit.
“She doesn’t have control of her temper when it comes to the president and she doesn’t have control over her caucus,” Conway told Fox and Friends. Pelosi has been under pressure from the growing number of pro-impeachment Democrats to launch impeachment proceedings, especially after Robert Mueller said last month that indicting Trump was “not an option” for the Justice Department.
Conway: Pelosi lost control
Unwilling to accept the results of the special counsel probe, Democrats are continuing to investigate Trump even after Mueller report was released. House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) kicked off a series of hearings on the Mueller report Monday, featuring opinions from former attorney and Trump critic John Dean, who served jail time for obstructing justice for his role in the Nixon-era Watergate scandal. However, Dean has “no first-hand knowledge of the events in question,” attorney Joe DiGenova noted.
“Can’t we find somebody who’s not disgraced, disbarred, and didn’t go to jail for obstruction of justice? They just won’t move on,” Conway said.
While more and more Democrats demand impeachment, Pelosi has stuck to her long-held position that impeachment without bi-partisan support will be costly for the Democrats. When Fox’s Steve Doocy asked Conway to explain Pelosi’s impeachment dilemma, Conway said that Pelosi is under “enormous pressure” to pursue impeachment and that she “doesn’t seem to have control” of her temper.
Conway was referring to comments last week when Pelosi, in a meeting with Democrats behind closed doors, clashed with Nadler, who pressed Pelosi to begin impeachment proceedings. Nadler has not said publicly whether he supports impeachment.
“I don’t want to see him impeached. I want to see him in prison,” Pelosi reportedly said.
Conway also criticized Pelosi for having the “audacity” to tell MSNBC reporter Andrea Mitchell that she wouldn’t criticize Trump or discuss impeachment while away in France to observe the 75th commemoration of D-Day. President Donald Trump had called Pelosi “nasty” and “vindictive” while away in Britain last week, but Pelosi told reporters that she won’t talk about the president while out of the country, saying it’s her “principle.”
“[She] has the audacity at Normandy….to say ‘Oh, I don’t talk about the president when I’m in a foreign country, that’s my principle.’ But she had talked about the president when he was in a foreign country on a state visit.”
Pelosi could lose Speaker’s gavel
Conway criticized the “do nothing” Democrats for their continued obsession with the Mueller report, which is coming at the cost of making progress on policy issues for the American people. While Democrats seek a “do over” of the Mueller investigation, Trump is working alone to secure the border and negotiate the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement trade deal, Conway said.
“They’re under enormous pressure. They’re giving in to a bunch of people on cable TV who are waiting for Bob Mueller to get the job done….and they’re getting nothing done. The do nothing Congress wants a do over on the Mueller report,” Conway said.
Conway warned that Pelosi could lose her speakership if the Democrats veer too far to the left and lose the House in 2020, like they did in 2010 when they voted for Obamacare. “She was only a two-term speaker last time. … If they go too far left, if they don’t do anything at all, she may be a one or two-term speaker again.”
Conway concluded with a parting shot at John Dean and his role in the Democrats’ partisan circus. Dean, who is a frequent CNN contributor, smeared Trump with Nixon comparisons at the House Judiciary Committee’s Mueller report hearing on Monday.
“I passed four state bars, never been disbarred,” Conway said. “Never went to jail for obstruction of justice and don’t plan on it.”
“Remember, he also tried to derail Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination,” Conway added. “He’s not a credible person.”
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