Speaker Nancy Pelosi is feeling the heat even more from her colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Is she strong enough to fend off calls to impeach Donald John Trump? That’s the question of the moment.
The president, to my mind, might have cut his own throat by acknowledging publicly that he spoke to Ukrainian officials about former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter and alleged business dealings that Hunter Biden has had with a Russian oligarch.
Oh yes, I guess I should mention that Joe Biden is the leading Democrat running for the presidency of the United States.
But … did the president seek information from the Ukrainians? Did he offer them a quid pro quo? Did he offer ’em a bribe?
Trump says he is “considering” whether to release a transcript of the conversation he admits has occurred. Do you think he’ll do it? Well, I don’t believe it. Why? Because, I am willing to conjecture, Trump might have something else to hide from the public.
Pelosi has dug in against rushing to impeach Trump. I concur with her view. There needs to be more. Pelosi wants broad public buy-in. She also wants more than a congressional Republican or two to climb aboard the impeachment express.
The questions facing Pelosi are the same ones facing Donald Trump.
What precisely did he say? How did he present this issue to the Ukrainians? Has the president of the United States committed a treasonous act by soliciting campaign assistance from a foreign power?
The heat is growing under Speaker Pelosi.
It’s also getting hot under the president of the United States.