One-quarter of House Democrats publicly support impeaching President Trump. It is an oft-reported talking point in media-Democrat circles. Not much mentioned is the corollary: That means three-quarters would rather see the question go away.
This is the challenge that Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to navigate — deftly.
When last we visited this issue, the speaker was deflecting impeahment chatter by insisting that she would prefer to see the president prosecuted and sent to prison.
Now the latest: Pelosi is deflecting censure chatter by insisting that she’d rather see the president impeached.
It is a delicate dance.