A Christian political scientist says Nancy Pelosi knows the potential pitfalls of filing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
During a recent interview with The Washington Post, the Democratic speaker of the House said: "I'm not for impeachment [of Trump] …. Unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don't think we should go down that path, because it divides the country."
Dr. Charles Dunn says Pelosi knows impeachment isn't a wise course of action right now.
"[She] recognizes that the Mueller report will likely not provide evidence to create a case for impeachment," says Dunn, professor emeritus of government at Clemson University. "So why battle on the impeachment front if you're not likely to have the Mueller report handing you a case for impeachment?"
And Pelosi – a seasoned Capitol Hill lawmaker – also knows that history often repeats itself, says the political scientist.
"The Clintons were glad to have the Republicans' desire to impeach Clinton," Dunn tells OneNewsNow. "That only aroused the Clinton base and gave Clinton the opportunity to win a decisive victory for re-election [in 1996] – and the same thing could happen with regard to Mr. Trump."
The House speaker's sentiment, however, isn't shared by many of her Democratic colleagues. For example, far-left ideologues like Representatives Maxine Waters (California), Al Green (Texas), and Rashida Tlaib (Michigan) have been beating the impeachment drum – and billionaire activist Tom Steyer is bankrolling a campaign pushing for Trump's impeachment.