According to a Wednesday report, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wants a harsher penalty than impeachment for President Donald J. Trump, despite the fact that he has not committed any crimes.
“I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison,” Pelosi reportedly said in a meeting with Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee.
The chairman of the committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y) was reportedly present for the meeting. The report said the pair “clashed” in their strategy of dealing with Trump, who has been cleared after a two year investigation into Russian “collusion.”
Democrats have been frenzied since Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III reported that he found no wrongdoing on behalf of Trump’s presidential campaign.
This is not the first time that Pelosi has called for Trump and his administration officials to be thrown in prison, like a true authoritarian.
Big League Politics reported:
In an interview with Robert Costa of The Washington Post, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) brought up the authoritarian idea of arresting all of the members of President Donald J. Trump’s administration.
“Well, let me just say that we, do have a jail down in the basement of the Capitol,” she said. “But if we were arresting all of the people in the administration we would have overcrowded jail situation, and I’m not for that.”
She was responding to a question by Costa about whether Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin could be held in contempt or arrested for refusing to hand over Trump’s tax returns to House Democrats, which Mnuchin claimed would violate the law since it does not serve a “legitimate legislative purpose.”
“But I think again, getting to the committee, Richie Neal, the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, he has a path — again all of this is so low and precedent-based to do the right thing as we go forward,” Pelosi continued. “And there are several options. One of them is to go directly to court.”
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