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The comments put the Kentucky Democrat, who's the chairman of the House Budget Committee, at odds with Pelosi, who said she does not now support impeaching Trump even though she believes he is unfit to be President, according to a Washington Post magazine interview published Monday.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has established a high threshold for presidential behavior that would prompt her to pursue impeachment, telling the Washington Post Magazine in a new interview that the national division wrought by such a move would likely outweigh any benefits.

While Pelosi said she wasn't in favour of impeaching Trump, she maintained that he wasn't fit for the presidency.

"I'm not for impeachment".

Speaking on the ABC News podcast "The Investigation", Bossie said that a growing realization is taking hold of Republican Washington that the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign will only be the start of investigatory pressures on the White House. She could say instead that many of Trump's actions are indeed impeachable, but that actual process isn't feasible right now.

Democrats are largely lining up behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her wait-and-see strategy on any impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

Impeachment is one of a number of areas where Pelosi is facing challenges from first-year freshmen, namely New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and Tlaib - who are pushing the party into unchartered territory on issues such as impeachment, criticism of Israel and the Green New Deal.

Decisions to make’ Special counsel Robert Mueller
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Green at any time can file articles of impeachment against Trump as a privileged resolution, which would trigger a two-day time clock in which the House has to consider the matter.

She also, unwisely, gives Republicans the ultimate escape hatch on impeachment.

When asked if she thought Trump had done anything good for America, Pelosi quipped: "He's been a great organizer for Democrats, a great fundraiser for Democrats and a great mobilizer at the grass-roots level for Democrats". But she refers to this as oversight, not investigation, and is determined that the responsibility given to Congress in the Constitution be carried out in an orderly, deliberative manner.

Extremist Dems want to impeach. Is holding the President accountable for his crimes and coverups "worth it?" But unless Bernie Sanders emerges as the Democratic nominee, that hoary political pooch seems unlikely to get off the couch and warm to the hunt. Would an impeachment help rally the Democratic party together or cause division? "Legally I don't think it's something that can ever be 100 percent off the table, but if that's how she feels right now I respect that", Ocasio-Cortez told reporters on Monday, The Hillreports. The state-by-state contests to decide the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees begin February 3, with the Iowa caucuses.

President Trump has long used the prospect of impeachment as a method to motivate his base to rally behind him.

"We've got 62 new [Democratic] members", he said.

A poll of Iowa Democrats released over the weekend found only 22 percent of respondents saying they cared "a lot" about impeachment, far lower than issues like health care (81 percent), climate change (80 percent) or income inequality (67 percent). Again, the basic facts of this case are already known, even if they haven't been formally presented by prosecutors yet.

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