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Readers React: “No, Michael, Democrats need to resist what feels good to them and embrace self-discipline for a change.”

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Last week, Michael A. Cohen argued that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is failing her party — and failing the country.

The speaker, he wrote, should be holding the Trump administration to account — even pursuing impeachment. Instead, she’s playing it safe in a misguided attempt to protect moderate members of the Democratic caucus.

An online commenter who goes by the name “user_3981034” said that Cohen had it all wrong:

No, Michael, Democrats need to resist what feels good to them and embrace self-discipline for a change. Fewer pointless investigations. No Hollywood impeachment spectacle that is bound to fail and leave egg on their face. Fewer alienating and self-righteous squawks from the “firebrands” who aren’t really interested in the hard work of governance. And, while we’re at it, let’s nominate someone sane in 2020.