Skip to main content

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi pledged "just investigations, no impeachment," and doesn't even list the the NSA warrantless wiretapping as a specific targets of investigation, in talking to NBC Sunday. Nor, despite talking about investigating the use of intelligence in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq, does she mention investigating leaks, i.e., the name of Valerie Plame.

Today on "Meet the Press," Pelosi pledged "just investigations, not impeachment" if they gain a majority after the November elections.

"I said we'd be having hearings on the war, we'd have hearings. But I don't see us going to a place of impeachment," (House Minority Leader Nancy) Pelosi said in an interview on NBC's Meet the Press.

Michigan Rep. John Conyers the senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, has called for the creation of committee to recommend grounds for possible impeachment of Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney.

But Pelosi said such a decision rests with her and the Democratic caucus.

"John Conyers is an enthusiastic advocate. I am the leader. Our caucus will decide where we go," she said.

Meanwhile, although she did temper her categorical denial of impeachment proceedings arising, she specifically did NOT include Iraq or the NSA warrantless wiretapping among investigative hotpoints.
While she declined to rule out impeachment, Pelosi focused on investigations of the White House's energy task force and the prescription drug bill.

Sounds pretty timid from this point of view. And it sounds politically stupid to surrender arguments or campaign ideas without a fight.

Originally posted to steverino on Sun May 07, 2006 at 03:41 PM PDT.


Should Pelosi have conceded this much

19%22 votes
16%19 votes
57%64 votes
6%7 votes

| 112 votes | Vote | Results

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Click here for the mobile view of the site