Before reclaiming her position as Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi gave an interview where she gave little inclination as to whether or not Donald Trump would be impeached or possibly indicted.
The interview took place on NBC “Today” where anchor Savannah Guthrie posted the question, “Many Democrats are talking about impeachment. You’ve said it would be sad and divisive for the country to pursue impeachment. Are you willing to rule it out?”
The subdued response Pelosi gave was “we have to wait and see what happens with the Mueller report.” She claimed that “we shouldn’t be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn’t avoid impeachment for a political reason. So we’ll just have to see how it comes.”
Previously Pelosi has been more direct in stating that impeachment was “off the table.” Yet she has on multiple occasions professed that the decision to pursue or avoid impeachment should not be made for “political reasons.”
Pelosi was equally vague about wether or not President Trump could be indicted while being a sitting president.
“I think that that is an open discussion. I think that is an open discussion in terms of the law,” Pelosi offered before again defaulting to the outcome of the Mueller probe, “Let’s just see what Mueller does.”