Nancy Pelosi Says It's Not Worth Impeaching President Donald Trump

Donald Trump with First Lady Melania and son Barron at the White House

Donald Trump with First Lady Melania and son Barron at the White House

I mean, they deserve it, but it probably won't happen through impeachment. Nancy Pelosi says no, but Rep. Al Green says you'd better believe it.

"And he's just not worth it".

He had asked about the topic that is on everyone's mind as Washington awaits the soon-expected results of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Still, Pelosi's comments are certain to stoke a stubborn tension with those who believe impeachment proceedings should have begun on day one of the new Congress. About 48% of adults in the US said Trump should be impeached, while 40% opposed it, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll published March 8.

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Democrats face growing pressure from the left for impeachment, including a multimillion-dollar ad campaign from liberal billionaire Tom Steyer to build support for action against Trump.

While a motion to table, if that's how Democratic leaders decide to proceed, is not a direct vote on impeachment, political strategists will treat it as such and craft ads surrounding how vulnerable members votes. But the United States has not followed suit and grounded the 737 MAX, and Boeing has said it has "full confidence" in its safety, as has Southwest Airlines and American Airlines, per The New York Times.

Leaders within the Democratic Party, including House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler of NY and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff of California, have suggested that the evidence against Trump is so obvious and strong that impeachment proceedings will just be a formality.

'We didn't elect a majority of Democrats to the House to allow Republicans to determine the fate of the country...' Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., the chairman of the committee, called the requests the first step in a larger probe into obstruction of justice and abuses of power by the president.

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Pelosi pointed to the excruciating process of president Bill Clinton's impeachment by the House in 1998, and his subsequent acquittal by the Senate.

At the 2018 midterms, Democrats found success by largely ignoring Mr Trump - and his incendiary comments on issues like immigration - and campaigning on issues like healthcare.

House Democrats have faced mounting pressure from progressive groups to remove Trump from office.

Mrs. Pelosi upended the push to impeach in an interview with The Washington Post published Monday.

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said "I agree" in response to Pelosi's words.

Green said, "The president is imposing bigotry in policy on the country". There's a moral imperative that trumps political expediency. "As long as our troops are in harm's way", she declared, "Democrats will be there to support them".

"If we hadn't talked about impeachment, imagine what this president would have done", Sherman says. She reminded the Post what she tells reporters weekly if not daily: "Public sentiment is everything".

It was Pelosi's most direct comment yet on Trump's possible impeachment, a topic she has dealt with cautiously as it carries the potential to sharply split Democrats and the public ahead of next year's White House and congressional elections.

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