With Democrats Clamoring for Trump Impeachment After Mueller Statement, Pelosi's Response Denounced as 'Embarrassingly Weak'

Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday made public remarks that numerous Democratic members of Congress interpreted as a clear “impeachment referral,” but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sparked anger from progressives by responding with a statement that did not even hint at impeachment.

“Nancy Pelosi and House leadership are out of touch with their own party.”
—Zach Carter, HuffPost

“The special counsel’s report revealed that the president’s campaign welcomed Russian interference in the election, and laid out eleven instances of the president’s obstruction of the investigation,” Pelosi said. “The Congress will continue to investigate and legislate to protect our elections and secure our democracy.”

Critics were quick to slam Pelosi’s statement as “tone deaf” and “embarrassingly weak” compared to the responses of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Pelosi leadership team member Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), and other Democrats who demanded impeachment hearings against the president as soon as possible.

“Nancy Pelosi and House leadership are out of touch with their own party,” tweeted HuffPost reporter Zach Carter.

This criticism of Pelosi was expressed across social media following Mueller’s statement on his two-year investigation into President Donald Trump:

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