US house speaker says Donald Trump should be sent to the prisonNisha Gowri (Author) Published Date : Jun 07, 2019 18:20 IST
In a closed-door meeting that held on Thursday, US house speaker Nancy Pelosi told fellow Democrats that Donald Trump should be sent to the prison. It was a meeting on whether to launch impeachment proceedings against the President. She has long stated that she is not ready to proceed with any impeachment action but she would prefer to see the president defeated in the box ballot next year. She recently clashed with Judiciary chairman Jerry on whether to begin impeachment enquiry.
US house speaker Pelosi said, " I donâ€™t want to I want to see him in the prison according to the political which cited multiple democratic sources familiar with the meeting. "
She prefers to see Trump lose the 2020 election and then face prosecution for his alleged crimes the sources told the US media. Many Democrats believe that Trump broke the law by seeking to extract the investigations into Russiaâ€™s interference in the 2016 US election. There is also an accusation on Trump for paying pre-election hush money to two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump.
Besides, the violation is also cited with constitutional provisions on presidentâ€™s receiving financial benefits from foreign governments. Pelosi argues that launching and impeachment enquiry should be done only if there are sufficient public support and bipartisan backing. As per the polls, the majority of Americans currently oppose impeachment.
Only the house Republican has supported for removing the president. Mercedes Schlapp, when asked about Pelosiâ€™s US house speaker "prison" comment, told that is shocking that the Democrats are radical and refusing to work with the president on the major current issues like crisis along the US border with Mexico and focus on attacking the president instead.
In recent times both US house speaker Nancy Pelosi and Trump are having clashes. Trump called her "nervous fancy" and Nancy Pelosi said that Trump is â€œengaged in a cover-upâ€. Many of them wish for impeachment after the report by special counsel Robert Mueller as confirmation of Trump's violations.
However, there is no clear evidence in the report recharge members of Trumpâ€™s campaign with conspiring with Russia.
US house speaker says Donald Trump should be sent to the prison