By Tom Borelli originally published at TheEpochTimes.com
For most of 2019 Pelosi opposed impeaching the president. In March Pelosi opposed impeachment telling the Washington Post the action “is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country.”
However, as the year progressed, it appears Pelosi was forced out of a sense of desperation to make an about-face and forge ahead with the impeachment process.
Pelosi is in a tough spot. She is surrounded by a rising tide of policy extremism that is branding Democrats as the radical political party that is far outside the values of practical American voters.
Also on the horizon is the Department of Justice inspector general report on possible FISA abuse and Attorney General William Barr’s examination of the origins of the Russia collusion investigation, both of which have the potential to reach into the Obama White House.
Anything just anything to change the debate, and Pelosi’s call to move forward with the impeachment process does exactly that.
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Tom Borelli Ph.D. is a contributor to America’s Voice News and a TV and radio political commentator.