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Dems mostly stick wth Pelosi on impeachment

Dems mostly stick wth Pelosi on impeachment

The answer could be significantly influenced by the clock. In other words, Pelosi recognizes that as things now stand, an attempt at impeachment would be more politically damaging for Democrats than for President Donald Trump.

She's dealt with the topic cautiously in the past as it carries the potential to sharply split Democrats and the public ahead of next year's presidential and congressional elections.

When there was a Republican majority, the House also repeatedly voted down Trump impeachment resolutions, despite dozens of Democrats voting in favor of them. Republicans control the Senate, which would conduct a trial and then vote on whether to remove Trump if the House impeaches him for any "high crimes and misdemeanours", as the Constitution specifies.

Other Democrats, who were pushing for impeachment, are confident that there is already ample evidence to impeach the president in legal terms, but they're lacking the political willpower to get it done at the moment. I think we ought to vote their convictions.

Pelosi has previously said she would wait for the results of Mueller's report before making a decision on impeaching Trump.

Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the US House of Representatives and the top Democrat, has sad she does not favour impeaching President Donald Trump, as has been threatened by many of her colleagues, because it would be "divisive" for the country and, most notably, "he's just not worth it". While Mueller's report and investigations in Congress and by NY prosecutors could change the dynamic, for now, "Pelosi's right - he's not worth it, just in terms of obsessing over him.

I'm sure when we have bipartisan support the Congress will go forward", Rep. Brad Sherman, California Democrat, who introduced impeachment proceedings a year ago, told The Washington Times. The president was discussing immigration at the time he called certain countries s-hole countries and I might add these are countries where people of color were.

Trump and his associates face multiple investigations, including one headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that is looking into Russian influence on the 2016 United States election and potential collusion between Trump's team and Moscow. And while it's highly unlikely the GOP-run Senate would vote to convict Trump, that is also not a reason to hold back, Green says. And the failed impeachment of Trump would surely play into his 2020 campaign strategy. The state-by-state contests to decide the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees begin February 3, with the Iowa caucuses.

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"Nobody wants to see President Trump impeached, other than Democrats in Congress who are failing, who have no other message, and that's because our country is doing better", she said.

But, even if you allow that it was politically necessary, there is a cleaner way to accomplish the same thing, without the downsides. "We do not now have the evidence all sorted out", Nadler told ABC's "This Week" programme on March 3. This is more proof that his own party is not going to turn or him, or even challenge him, if the impeachment process were ever brought about.

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.

"When we have something that's very concrete, and we have something that is compelling enough to get a strong majority of Americans, then we'll do it", said Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif. "We are not governing with a focus on impeachment", Mr. Jeffries said.

Chabot offered some advice to his fellow Judiciary Committee members: "Move forward with great caution".

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Al Green (D-TX) debate host Neil Cavuto on what was impeachable, arguing that President Donald Trump's "bigotry is impeachable".

Speaking to CNN Monday night, Schiff, who has been the Democrats' point man on investigations into the Trump White House, the Trump campaign, and the Trump corporation, devoting hundreds of man hours to subpoenaing and questioning witnesses and collecting documents, denied that impeachment is the end game.

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