House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Friday she had “always been reluctant” about calls to impeach President Donald Trump while standing next to Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.), who has frequently said Trump should be impeached.
“We need to follow the facts, and what did the rest of the family know and when did they know it?” Pelosi said. “I’ve always been reluctant, because I think impeachment is something that really has an impact on the country. So when the facts are clear—the law is certainly clear—when the facts are clear, then this Congress will make a decision in that regard.”
Waters, standing behind her, looks none to happy has become a progressive darling thanks to her constant calls for Trump to be impeached and quips about the “Kremlin clan.”
During a press briefing about the ongoing Russia investigation and the latest on Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer last summer, Pelosi was asked if the new evidence in the story made her likelier to support impeachment.
“I think the facts will be self-evident,” she said. “Maybe they will be exculpatory of the president. Maybe they will not. But there is evidence, clear evidence that we need to know more, and we should not close that path.”