Dem Leader Steny Hoyer Flip-Flops On Impeachment


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Dem leader Hoyer flip-flops on whether 'impeachment inquiry' is ongoing, contradicting Nadler's claims

By Gregg Re, Chad Pergram| Fox News

Contradicting his colleagues, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., declared Wednesday that Congress is not engaged in any kind of "impeachment inquiry" -- before reversing course hours later in a "clarifying" press statement.

Other top Democrats, including House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., have repeatedly insisted in court and in public that an impeachment inquiry is in progress. The apparent confusion in the caucus comes as Nadler plans a markup session Thursday to lay out the parameters of a resolution “to determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment to the full House.”

“It has been an impeachment inquiry,” Nadler said earlier this week. “What we are doing is clear. It has been very clear. It continues to be very clear."

But when asked if he thought it was an impeachment inquiry, Hoyer responded with an emphatic “No.”

Hoyer added: “I think the delineation ought to be whether or not they are considering a resolution of impeachment.”

"I don't want to be simplistic about it, but I don't want to quibble on words either," Hoyer said. "But in impeachment, what you imply is the consideration of an impeachment resolution and a vote on the resolution. That's not currently before the committee. What's before the committee is this ongoing investigation."

Separately, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., also refused to say clearly whether there was an impeachment inquiry.

Later in the afternoon, Hoyer backpedaled and said he had misunderstood the question he was asked. His office sent out a statement “clarifying comments at Pen and Pad Press Conference.”

Hoyer’s mulligan read: “I thought the question was in regards to whether the full House is actively considering articles of impeachment, which we are not at this time. The investigations by six different House Committees into the widespread dishonesty, abuses of power, and corruption in the Trump Administration are ongoing.

"I strongly support Chairman Nadler and the Judiciary Committee Democrats as they proceed with their investigation ‘to determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment to the full House,’ as the resolution states," Hoyer continued. "It is critical that Congress have access to all of the relevant facts, and we will follow those facts wherever they lead, including impeachment.”


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., exclusively assured Fox News on Monday evening that Democrats "all work together." But Pelosi's public show of unity belied a simmering fissure in the Democratic Party. At least 135 House members now support an impeachment inquiry -- but many moderate Democrats in swing districts do not.

"I've been traveling all of August," Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, said this week. "This is not an issue people bring up. I think a lot of people would rather just vote him out, vote the president out."

And Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, said in an interview Sunday with Greta Van Susteren's "Full Court Press" that impeachment proceedings would "tear our country apart."

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Steny's slipping.

Hoyer backpedals after contradicting Nadler on impeachment probe

Source: Politico

House Democratic leaders still can’t get their impeachment messaging straight.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Wednesday backtracked after saying Democrats were not conducting an “impeachment inquiry,” a remark that directly contradicted top House investigators and further sowed confusion about Democrats’ strategy.

The No. 2 Democrat later released a statement that said he misunderstood a question from reporters, shortly after he told reporters that he did not believe the House was conducting an impeachment investigation — a direct refutation of the language in the House’s own court cases against President Donald Trump, and one that senior Democrats fear could hurt their standing with the federal judiciary.

“I thought the question was in regards to whether the full House is actively considering articles of impeachment, which we are not at this time," Hoyer wrote in a statement.

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Nervous Nancy speaks, gets testy with reporters. Tries to shut them down on impeachment questions, LOL!

"I'm not answering any more questions on this subject."

So snippy! Hilarious.