The Democrats made a colossally stupid mistake pursuing impeachment over this Ukraine thing.
Their supporters now have raised expectations, but the Democrats aren’t going to be able to deliver.
Some vulnerable Democrats are angry at how Pelosi handled this.
Dems in Disarray After Pelosi ‘Impeachment’ Announcement: ‘Give Us a G-ddamn Message’
Democrats are already in disarray less than a day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an “official” impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
Moderate Democrats who came out in support of impeachment and put their careers on the line are now questioning what is new or different from before.
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), one of the House’s most vulnerable Democrats, came out with six other moderate colleagues on Monday evening to back an impeachment inquiry in an op-ed that was seen as a watershed moment in impeachment efforts.
But after a Democrat caucus meeting with Pelosi Tuesday afternoon, Slotkin reportedly said to Democrat colleagues: “If you are asking us to stay on message, give us a g-ddamn message to stay on.”
“We came out [in favor of an impeachment inquiry] because this is something different, this meeting did not give me confidence that this will be something different,” she said.
See the tweet below:
Pelosi speaking. Meanwhile some Dems are not happy about what they heard and are speaking out in the caucus.
“If you are asking us to stay on message, give us a goddamn message to stay on,” Rep. Slotkin said.
— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) September 24, 2019
Politico has more on this:
Vulnerable Democrats fear impeachment messaging stumbles
Moderate Democrats finally took a major step toward impeaching President Donald Trump. Now some are afraid their own colleagues could squander it.
In a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, multiple centrist lawmakers expressed concern that the caucus lacked clear messaging or strategy going forward, which could soon suck the air out of the move toward impeachment, according to multiple lawmakers and aides.
“If you are asking us to stay on message, give us a goddamn message to stay on,” Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) said in the private caucus meeting, according to multiple Democrats in the room.
Slotkin, whose comments came after Speaker Nancy Pelosi had already left the meeting to deliver a televised statement endorsing an impeachment inquiry, was voicing a sentiment that quickly gained steam among the moderates.
Democrats are going to regret going down this road.