UPDATED 9:20 AM PT – Sat. May 25, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler are at odds over how to address Democrat calls to impeach President Trump.
This week, Nadler said he urged Pelosi to consider an impeachment inquiry just after Capitol Hill’s Memorial Day recess, but the house speaker voiced apprehension to the move.
Critics said Pelosi may be concerned that Democrats are not convinced that such an “aggressive tactic,” like impeachment, is necessary.
Nadler himself seemed skeptical the move would go anywhere.
“I’m constantly evolving and thinking on this, and frankly I’ve been going back and forth too because its a very tight question,” said Nadler. “Yeah I urged the speaker to speed things up and to consider an impeachment inquiry. Part of the rational for that, which was that if you’re in court seeking to enforce subpoenas. You have better odds in court if you can say this is part of your impeachment inquiry rather than general oversight.”
Pelosi and Nadler are also reportedly discussing how soon to hold a contempt vote against Attorney General William Barr