U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), left, and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speak during a town hall meeting on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, hosted by the Florida Atlantic University College Democrat in Boca Raton, Fla. (Photo by Mike

Nancy Pelosi (Photo credit: Mike Stocker/Sun Sentinel/TNS/Sipa USA)

Pelosi's Impeachment Comments Provoke Protest At Her Office

Doug Sovern
March 19, 2019 - 3:27 pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A dozen activists protested outside the San Francisco office of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, demanding she reverse course on the impeachment of President Trump.

Pelosi, the House speaker, has angered many on the left-wing of the Democratic party by declaring her opposition to impeachment. Last week, she said that to launch Trump's impeachment, which would almost certainly fail in the Senate, is "just not worth it," because the challenge would only divide the country unless there is overwhelming evidence of wrongdoing. 

A dozen demonstrators from a range of groups, including Need To Impeach, Credo Action and By The People, came to Pelosi's office on 7th Street to remind her that millions of voters, including many of her constituents, have signed petitions calling for Trump's ouster. 

“Which side are you on, my people, which side are you on? I’m on the people’s side,” people sang and chanted on Tuesday. 

“Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said it’s not worth it to impeach Trump and thinks impeachment is divisive, but Trump is the one creating divisions,” Sandia Anantharaman said. “This is not a partisan issue. This is about doing what’s right, which is always worth it.”

Pelosi was not at her office and did not immediately comment on the protest. 

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