Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has updated the old adage, “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” She says “if you can’t impeach him, jail him.” In a closed meeting with several senior congressional Democrats this week, Mrs. Pelosi said “I don’t want to see President Donald Trump impeached, I want to see him in prison.”
The political problem for the speaker, as well as the legal problem of imprisoning someone without a trial, is that there are loud and louder demands on the left to impeach the president. Forty-one percent of Americans now support impeachment and 76 percent of Democrats back the idea, according to a recent CNN poll. Both of those numbers are up over the last month. Independents, however, continue to oppose impeaching Mr. Trump. Self-identified Republicans, naturally, oppose the idea as well.
Even in states where the president is not particularly popular, impeachment isn’t,Click here to view the full story