Pelosi: 'Not worth it' to impeach Trump

Pelosi: 'Not worth it' to impeach Trump

Pelosi: 'Not worth it' to impeach Trump

The answer could be significantly influenced by the clock. Still, her comments will nearly certainly infuriate the far-left wing of the party, which has been clamoring to begin impeachment proceedings over controversies ensnaring the Trump administration.

"I refuse to allow Republicans who are recalcitrant and who've already decided that they won't impeach the president regardless of what he does", he said. Under the Constitution, presidents are barred from seeking a third term.

Even as more Democrats jumped on the impeachment train after former Trump attorney Michael Cohen testified before the Oversight Committee that the president broke the law while in office, Pelosi continued to take the wait-and-see approach.

Although House Speaker Nancy Pelosi doesn't believe attempting to impeach President Donald Trump is worth the trouble, that isn't stopping some House Democrats from continuing the effort, according to Roll Call.

Despite Democrats' recent efforts to investigate President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said this week that she doesn't support impeaching the GOP leader, arguing that his ouster is not worth the political divisiveness that comes with such a move. "And he's just not worth it", she said. In the same interview, Pelosi said that the path to impeachment is so divisive that, unless there was clear evidence of him breaking the law, Trump is "just not worth it". "And I think that's good for America".

Pelosi's comments come before the arrival of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's potential collusion with Russian operatives and subsequent obstruction of justice. Trump has denied wrongdoing and called the investigation a witch-hunt.

A successful impeachment would begin in the Judiciary Committee, then make it's way to the Democratic-run House.

Decisions to make’ Special counsel Robert Mueller
Decisions to make’ Special counsel Robert Mueller

"They much prefer to actually focus on winning the next election rather than going for a process which would be seen by a large section of the population as actually an assault on democracy".

Rep. Rashida Tlaib of MI, who took office demanding her fellow Democrats "impeach the [expletive]", and who renewed her push as recently as Friday, dialed back after Mrs. Pelosi's comments, saying she's content with investigations for now.

Cavuto told Green that if he's pushing for impeachment "because you believe the president is a racist or whatever his language and what he's done at the border, you're redefining what is an impeachable offense".

"We do not now have the evidence all sorted out", Nadler told ABC's This Week program on 3 March.

But he told ABC News that ahead of any impeachment proceedings, lawmakers would need to convince the American public that members were "not just trying to. reverse the results of the last election".

- Ed Rogers is a contributor to Post Opinions, a political consultant and a veteran of the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush White Houses and several national campaigns. Neither was removed. In the aftermath of the U.S. Civil War, Johnson was impeached in 1868 after firing his secretary of war, only to be acquitted by the Senate. That line stresses one concern raised by the anti-impeachment corner of the Democratic caucus: that by impeaching Trump, Democrats could damage their ability to take him down at the ballot box.

"They're [Democrats] aware that it's a deeply divided country at the moment", Dr Smith said.

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