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WH's Sanders: Pelosi 'Sees What Rest of Us See' on Impeachment

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Nancy Pelosi says impeaching Donald Trump 'just not worth it'

Impeaching Trump is "just not worth it", Pelosi said, unless there's overwhelming support.

Besides Green and Sherman, the only other member who introduced articles of impeachment against Trump last Congress was Rep. Steve Cohen.

The Post interview is not the first time Pelosi has spoken against impeachment, though it was arguably one of her stronger takes on the issue.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential campaign and whether there was any collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russian government.

But they are only rumours, and have been proven wrong before.

If a second Trump term is so unsafe - something Pelosi literally believes the country might not be able to withstand - isn't allowing him to stay in office another two years similarly perilous?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence appear together before President Trump's State of the Union address on February 5, 2019.

"This could be a tactical manoeuvre from Pelosi in order to actually secure the public release of the Muller report", he said. Because of the way the impeachment process works, it would be virtually impossible for Democrats to remove Trump from office before the 2020 election. I would love nothing more than to see Trump, Pence and rest of their klan dragged out of the White House in handcuffs and thrown into prison to rot for the rest of their lives.

Asked about Tlaib's announcement last week, Pelosi dismissed it as needlessly divisive. "It backfired on them badly", Dr Smith said.

She knows that we need to chip away at Trump bit by bit, like we've been doing. Their impeachment standard isn't so much the Constitution's "high crimes and misdemeanors", but rather "high crimes and misdemeanors that Republicans agree upon".

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, who testified before the House Judiciary Committee during Clinton's impeachment process, said of the current Congress: "They've basically got a sweet spot of a year" to impeach and hold a Senate trial, if lawmakers deem those actions necessary.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., noted that the majority of freshman members have not been outspoken on impeachment, and that the Senate remains controlled by Republicans.

It shouldn't be forgotten that Mr Trump remains enormously popular with a significant chunk of American voters, despite his historically low approval ratings.

Most important is that, by taking impeachment off the table now, barring some new big revelations that spark bipartisan outrage, you give tacit assent to Trump's worst behavior. That number is even higher among Republicans. Factories and farms across the midwest are shuttering, and while unemployment numbers get touted by his mouthpieces on cable news, digging deeper into stats tells a sadder story across the heartland.

"By calling for impeachment, by talking about impeachment, we were able to limit what this president would do", added Rep. Brad Sherman.

Lastly, Trump also seems to be immune to scandals that would have made other presidencies crumble, and his cultish base shows no signs of not showing up at the polls in full force.

"I've taken many hard votes". Instead, House Democrats are pursuing their own broad, high-profile investigations that will keep the focus on Trump's business dealings and relationship with Russian Federation, exerting congressional oversight without having to broach the I-word.

Together, Pelosi and Schiff's remarks are created to signal to outspoken Democrats in the House that senior lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled House aren't behind any drive to impeach Trump.

It was public sentiment, Pelosi says, that convinced her President Trump would back down in the standoff over funding a border wall that partially shut down the government for 35 days earlier this year.

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