Nancy Pelosi: Trump is ‘goading’ Democrats to impeach him to solidify his base

President Donald Trump is “goading” Democrats to try to impeach him because he believes it would help “solidify his base” of supporters, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday.

Pelosi has not been shy about publicly criticizing the president and his administration. But she has shown clear resistance toward the politically fraught prospect of impeaching Trump, even amid growing pressure from her progressive Democratic colleagues to support the drastic move.

“Don’t tell anybody I told you this,” Pelosi said, prompting laughter from a small crowd at an “Inside Congress” event sponsored by Cornell University’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs.