US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn't interested in impeaching President Donald Trump, because he's not worth dividing the country over, she told the Washington Post - while also describing how her party revolves around him.
"Unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don't think we should go down that path, because it divides the country", she said. Yes, it's theoretically possible that either the Mueller investigation or some future House investigation will produce evidence that meets the "compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan" standard Pelosi mentioned, changing the equation. "And if you have the Democratic Party looking like they're trying to remove a president when he's in the middle of his re-election and taking that decision out of the hands of the American people, it makes sense", Darling said. Recently, her calls have been joined by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), one of two Muslim women elected to Congress in November, who vowed in January to work to "impeach the motherf**ker".
Green, of Houston, told Neil Cavuto that he is unconcerned as to whether the impeachment vote breaks the several-hundred-member threshold needed to start formal proceedings.
"That doesn't mean we are voting on it, it means we are beginning the process to look at some of these alleged claims", Tlaib said.
"Speaker Pelosi thinks 'he's just not worth it?' Well, is defending our legal system 'worth it?' Is holding the president accountable for his crimes and cover-ups 'worth it?' Is doing what's right 'worth it?'" Steyer said.
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Rather than ignore the obvious - which is Democrats have backed off impeachment because they have come to realize evidence does not support it - Fandos and others sought to keep hope alive.
And although Ms Pelosi said she believed it would be too divisive to try to impeach Mr Trump, she did characterise the President as unfit to hold office.
She further added that she does not believe that Trump is fit to serve as president.
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.
Pelosi told NBC on Monday that she's "always been opposed" to impeachment. "We are not governing with a focus on impeachment", Mr. Jeffries said.
"At least two wild cards remain: federal prosecutors in NY who are scrutinizing Mr. Trump's business and inaugural committee, and Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel who is investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation and whether the president obstructed justice".
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Pelosi has expressed her opposition to the idea of impeaching Trump - an idea favored by certain members of the Democratic Party.
The reaction followed what appeared to be Pelosi's clearest comments yet on her view of Trump's potential impeachment.
"To me it's not a question of 'whether, ' it's a question of 'when, '" Yarmuth said. "Let's vote our convictions". Pelosi knows that a partisan rush to impeachment raises the risk of alienating voters in those moderate parts of the country.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the proposal, "cruel and shortsighted...a roadmap to a sicker, weaker America".
She rejects pushing the impeachment agenda without clear-cut proof that the president has done something illegal.
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