Despite pushing for Trump’s impeachment and kicking off with an inquiry yesterday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi still wants help from the president in passing gun control measures!
Just a few hours prior to announcing Democrats’ “formal impeachment inquiry” into President Trump over his phone call with the Ukrainian president, Pelosi allegedly talked with Trump about working together on gun violence legislation.
Ask yourself: is this how someone acts when they really want (or think they can) kick a president out of office?
Newsmax has more details on Pelosi's hope that she and Trump can still work together:
Pelosi, a Democrat, said she spoke with Trump by phone on Tuesday about the potential to enact legislation on preventing gun violence. Any bill that passes the Democrat-dominated House must also be approved by the Republican-led Senate and then be signed by Trump, also a Republican, to become law.
When told by reporters that the White House had said she destroyed any chance of legislation with her announcement of an impeachment inquiry, Pelosi said "that's not what he told me" during the Tuesday call.
Politico also said:
Trump hit back at Democrats Tuesday afternoon, tweeting that "the Democrats are so focused on hurting the Republican Party and the President that they are unable to get anything done because of it, including legislation on gun safety."
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, speaking at The Atlantic’s Ideas Summit in Washington, confirmed that Trump called her Tuesday morning to talk about gun violence and told her “we're getting close to a solution.” But then the conversation “segued into other things,” she added.
The topic of guns also came up during the Senate lunch on Tuesday, according to White House Legislative Affairs Director Eric Ueland.
"We have continued to be engaged with the Hill, we're still working to try to explore whether or not there's a path forward and we remain hopeful that we can discover a path forward for the president's review," Ueland said.
What do you think?
Was Pelosi's impeachment announcement yesterday all for show?
Does even she know it's futile and baseless?
President Trump has commented since Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry that she has "lost her way. She’s been taken over by the radical left. She may be a radical left herself, but she really has lost her way. I spoke to her about guns yesterday. She didn’t even know what I was talking about. She’s not interested in guns."
Here's a partial transcript of what President Trump had to say about Pelosi's launch of the impeachment inquiry from the White House Public Pool:
Q Did you ask House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to find a way out of impeachment yesterday?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Not at all. No. Look, she's lost her way. She's been taken over by the radical left. She may be a radical left herself, but she really has lost her way. I spoke to her about guns yesterday. She didn’t even know what I was talking about. She's not interested in guns.
Q Did it even come up or no?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: I'll tell you what: Nancy Pelosi is not interested in guns and gun protection and gun safety. All she is thinking about is this. She's been taken over by the radical left, the whole Democrat Party. And you take a look at what's happening in the media today. The whole party is taken over by the left.
And thank you very much. My poll numbers have gone up. But I don’t want it to go up for this reason. When they look, and when you see what's happening, people are really angry at Democrats. They're really angry at the Democrat Party.
And things like, as an example, drug pricing -- getting drugs down -- things like gun safety, infrastructure, the Democrats can't talk about that because they've been taken over by a radical group of people. And Nancy Pelosi, as far as I'm concerned, unfortunately she's no longer the Speaker of the House.
Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you. Thank you very much.