On the same day a year after she announced the initial impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, stated that no impeachment inquiry will be filed against the President this time around.
(I'll see it when I believe it.)
This comes after Pelosi was asked if the Democrats would consider impeachment in order to delay the Supreme Court proceedings. In that interview, she left a vague and incomplete answer leaving room for the assumption that it was not out of the cards.
According to Fox News, she said that, "We have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I'm not about to discuss right now, but the fact is we have a big challenge in our country...This president has threatened to not even accept the results of the election." Pelosi goes on to explain that when democracy is being threatened, they must use every "arrow" that they have.
However, the Trump administration was outraged regarding that assumption explaining that this was another power grab on Pelosi's part. The Republicans on Capitol Hill threatened to remove Pelosi from her seat if she attempted to impeach.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters, "I will make you this one promise, listening to the speaker on television this weekend, if she tries to move for an impeachment based upon the president following the Constitution, I think there will be a move on the floor to no longer have the question of her being speaker...The president is supposed to move forward and they will. The Senate is supposed to take the action and they will - it's their constitutional right and they are following through."
It now looks like Pelosi is walking back what she suggested during her interview with ABC News and is asserting that the House will not pursue impeachment.