According to Politico, the two top Dems had it out during a closed door meeting, where Pelosi went “scorched earth” on Nadler, for turning the impeachment investigation into a sideshow.
Despite the collapse of the Russia conspiracy theory, and polling that shows the American people do not support impeaching President Trump, many Democrats are hell-bent on trying to take him down.
Leading the charge is Rep. Jerry Nadler, who, has been at odds with House Speaker Pelosi, who sees impeachment as blowing up in Dems’ faces.
According to the article
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took aim at House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler in a closed-door meeting last week, saying that the panel has taken the push for impeachment of President Trump far beyond the position of the House Democratic caucus.
Pelosi shocked those present at the meeting with her criticism of Nadler and added that the Democrats don’t have the necessary votes to impeach Trump.
“You can feel free to leak this,” Pelosi said to those present, according to Politico.
The revelations come on the heels of a contentious hearing in which former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was summoned to testify regarding allegations of obstruction of justice on the part of the president. [ NRO]
While Nadler has been openly supportive of impeachment proceedings, Pelosi seeks a more moderate stance due to what she sees as insufficient support within the Democratic party for a more radical course of action.
She fears that a failed bid to impeach Trump will embolden him during an election year, as he may use the proceedings to claim his exoneration.