As we speak, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is moving forward with fast track impeachment proceedings, even as she continues to ramp up the pressure on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment. Pelosi appeared on 60 Minutes tonight to discuss things.
Pelosi gave 60 Minutes host Lesley Stahl a tour of her damaged office in the Capitol building. Pelosi squarely blamed Donald Trump for inciting the terrorist attack, and she called for Trump to face criminal prosecution for it.
Various Democrats have called for the criminal prosecution of Trump for inciting the Capitol building attack. Republican Senator Pat Toomey also stated earlier today that he believes Trump has criminal liability for this. Pelosi is the highest ranking elected official to call for Trump’s prosecution to date.
Donald Trump is already on track to end up in prison in New York State, where a widely documented grand jury is in the process of criminally indicting him for various financial crimes. In fact Pelosi pointed out during her interview tonight that Trump can’t pardon himself for charges brought against him in New York State. But it’s rapidly becoming more clear that Trump is going to end up facing federal criminal charges as well.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report