‘I don’t think he’s worth the trouble at this point’: Pelosi throws in the towel on removing Trump

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., now says she’s not considering a fresh round of impeachment charges against President Trump as a tool to delay a Supreme Court confirmation vote.

“I don’t think he’s worth the trouble at this point,” she told reporters Thursday, which also marked the one-year anniversary of the speaker announcing the first impeachment inquiry.

Much to the ire of Democrats, Republicans have promised to move full speed ahead to fill the vacancy left on the Supreme Court by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump is planning to announce his nominee Saturday and Senate Republicans have pledged to move forward with a vote before the election.

During an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” Pelosi was asked whether she and House Democrats would move to impeach the president or Attorney General Bill Barr in an effort to prevent the Senate from acting.

“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,” Pelosi said. “This president has threatened to not even accept the results of the election.”

She added: “Our main goal would be to protect the integrity of the election as we protect the people from the coronavirus.”

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