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- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., revealed she's opposed to the impeachment of President Donald Trump in the absence of evidence that is "compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan".

"I want to look at the Mueller report before I make a decision about whether I believe he should or should not be impeached", she told reporters outside the Capitol on Monday night. And he's just not worth it, ' she concluded.

Pelosi's stance on impeachment was backed by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., who said "the distraction would be major".

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

The crack in the Democratic Party over the presidential impeachment issue is a sign that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is losing control over the party, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday.

The remarks quickly sparked criticism of Pelosi from liberals on social media.

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.

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Democratic Representative Joe Courtney said in an interview impeachment "would probably be a very hard thing for the average American to swallow if we've got an election" looming with Trump on the ballot. About 48% of adults in the USA said Trump should be impeached, while 40% opposed it, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll published March 8. Because of the way the impeachment process works, it would be virtually impossible for Democrats to remove Trump from office before the 2020 election.

Most House Democrats agree that they should give the chairmen of investigative committees the space to conduct their probes before engaging in serious impeachment discussions. Her announcement followed news from House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler that an investigation had been opened into Trump's campaign, businesses and administration.

Pelosi's argument can be rebutted in various ways, but Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., put it best, telling CNN that "the Constitution calls for impeachment in cases of bribery, treason and other high crimes and misdemeanors".

In the 2006 election, Democrats won back the House on their promise to bring USA troops home from Iraq.

Hollow attacks by some in our party failed to scar the political beast as she fought her way back into power and nearly immediately proved her worth (again) when she didn't blink an eye as Trump threw his childish tantrum of shutting down the government over his vanity wall. She knows that we need to be a unified force behind a true Democrat that appeals to every corner of the party. "Impeachment is a divisive issue in our country".

"If he's not, and he's actually not interested in policy, then she'll unleash the political Kraken on him, and he will suffer daily from the congressional hearing rooms to the polling booths over the next 20 months", Williams said.

Do you think President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses? As long as Republicans assert that they disagree the president should be impeached, the argument is, de facto, over, based on Pelosi's reasoning.


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