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• We found no evidence Nancy Pelosi said this, and if she did, we would.
The Jan. 19 post has this quote over a photo of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "If the Senate conducts a sham trial, our caucus will just impeach the president again. We have no shortage of impeachment offenses. This president is a criminal."
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Searching online and on the Nexis news archive we found no evidence that Pelosi said that.
And while Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., warned that Trump would "continue to try to cheat" if the Senate didn’t convict him, it doesn’t appear that Pelosi vowed to impeach him again.
On Dec. 23, Politico reported that lawyers for the House Judiciary Committee said in a court filing that the House could impeach Trump again if it discovers new evidence that Trump tried to obstruct investigations into his actions.
But as this Feb. 6 Washington Post analysis notes, it could be too risky for the Democrats to try again.
"The political cost of being seen as relentlessly trying to get the president out of office, especially as the election ticks closer, is just too high," the story says.
Back to the alleged Pelosi quote: We rate it False.
Facebook post, Jan. 19, 2020
The New York Times, Trump acquitted of two impeachment charges in near party-line vote, Feb. 5, 2020
The Guardian, Trump impeachment trial: Democrats warn Trump ‘will do it again’ if acquitted, Feb. 3, 2020
Politico, House counsel suggests Trump could be impeached again, Dec. 23, 2019
The Washington Post, Can Trump be impeached again? Feb. 6, 2020
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