Pelosi says she will talk infrastructure with Trump next week
Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiPence to pitch trade deal during trip to Michigan: report Julián Castro: Trump should be impeached for trying to obstruct justice ‘in very concrete ways’ Swalwell on impeachment: ‘We’re on that road’ after Mueller report MORE (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she plans to meet with President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussia’s election interference is a problem for the GOP Pence to pitch trade deal during trip to Michigan: report Iran oil minister: US made ‘bad mistake’ in ending sanctions waivers MORE next week to discuss infrastructure legislation, seen as one of the few areas of potential bipartisan compromise.
“We’ll be meeting with the president next week when we come back to talk about what the prospect is for the size in terms of resources and scope of what that might be,” Pelosi said at the Time 100 Summit.
Pelosi said that infrastructure and reducing the cost of prescription drugs are two places where she sees hope for agreement with the White House.
“In our conversations at the staff level and my conversations with him, I think we can find a path to do that,” Pelosi said of talks of reducing prescription drug prices. “So there are two that I’m very optimistic we could accomplish.”
The meeting with Trump would come as House Democrats discuss whether they should consider impeaching him in light of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE‘s report outlining instances where the president may have obstructed justice.
Pelosi downplayed the impeachment talk on Tuesday, as she did in a letter to and conference call with House Democrats a day earlier.
“I do believe that impeachment is one of the most divisive forces, paths that we could go down to in our country. But if the facts, the path of fact-finding takes us there, we have no choice. But we’re not there yet,” the Speaker said.
“It may be a place that the facts take us. We shouldn’t impeach for a political reason, and we shouldn’t not impeach for a political reason,” she added.