Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) says it’s “just not worth it” to attempt to impeach President Donald Trump.
She told the Washington Post, “Unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country.”
Still, Pelosi doesn’t think Trump deserves to be president. “Are we talking ethically? Intellectually? Politically? What are we talking here?” she said. “All of the above. No. No. I don’t think he is… I mean, ethically unfit. Intellectually unfit. Curiosity-wise unfit. No, I don’t think he’s fit to be president of the United States.”
Reaction from fellow Democrats on Pelosi’s rejection of impeachment is mixed. Some believe there isn’t enough evidence against the president or public support for impeachment. Others aren’t giving up their push to impeach him.
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told the Washington Examiner that she disagrees with the speaker. She believes Pelosi’s view could change if something is revealed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
And other members of the party already think the president should be investigated and impeached. Last week, House committees led by Democrats launched a series of new investigations against the president.
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