Corey Lewandowski

Pelosi tells Democrats Lewandowski deserves to be held in contempt

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) delivers remarks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill September 12
Nancy Pelosi holds a news conference on Capitol Hill, Sept. 12. Photo: Tom Brenner/Getty Images

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told other Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski should've been immediately held in contempt for refusing to cooperate with lawmakers during a Congressional hearing, the Washington Post first reported.

QuoteI would have held him in contempt right then and there."
— Nancy Pelosi's meeting comments, per WashPost

Lewandowski hearing boosts Pelosi's anti-impeachment plan

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Corey Lewandowski's grudging, impudent testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday may have wound up bolstering Speaker Pelosi's hands-off approach to impeachment.

Why it matters: Among House Democrats we interviewed, there was overwhelming consensus that the chaotic hearing did nothing to galvanize public support for impeaching President Trump.