Speed Reads

is it happening?

The New York Times' Maggie Haberman speculates Pelosi will announce impeachment today

At least one White House reporter thinks House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is past the impeachment tipping point.

In a Tuesday tweet, 2020 frontrunner and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) renewed her call for impeaching President Trump, saying "it must start today." BuzzFeed News' Ben Smith interpreted this as a presidential statement, tweeting that Warren is "acting like the leader of the party — and like one who isn't too concerned about what Nancy Pelosi thinks." But Maggie Haberman, The New York Times' White House correspondent, took it a step further, tweeting that Warren could be "getting ahead of something Pelosi herself might say today."

Haberman's suggestion comes as a wave of moderate Democrats join their more liberal wing in backing impeachment, including a number of freshmen who flipped GOP-held seats in 2018. That includes newest impeachment recruit Rep. Antonio Delgado (D-N.Y.), who won a seat in a Trump-supporting district. All these flipping Democrats have Pelosi reportedly asking top Democratic allies and lawmakers if it's finally time to impeach. And as CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports, she's at least thinking about it.

Still, Politico's Jake Sherman had a different take on the same Warren tweet. Kathryn Krawczyk