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Nancy Pelosi: Democrats won’t try to impeach Trump if they retake House

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  • House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she
    would not support moving to impeach President Donald Trump if
    Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives
    following the midterm elections.
  • “I get criticized in my own party for not being in support of
    it,” Pelosi said. “But I’m not. If that happens, it would have to
    be bipartisan, and the evidence would have to be so conclusive.”
  • For many Democrats, whether in the Capitol or on the campaign
    trail, the issue of impeachment is seen as a nuisance and a
    distraction from more serious issues.

If Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives in
this year’s midterm elections, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi
said she would not support moving to impeach President Donald
Trump.

“Some Democrats are saying this, they want to conduct
investigations of the president, they even want to impeach the
president,” PBS’s Judy Woodruff said to Pelosi during an interview on Tuesday night.

“That serves their purpose, to say that,” Pelosi replied. “We
certainly will honor our responsibility as oversight of the
executive branch.”

Asked whether Democrats would try to impeach Trump, Pelosi said:
“It depends on what happens in the [special counsel Robert]
Mueller investigation, but that is not unifying and I get
criticized in my own party for not being in support of it. But
I’m not. If that happens, it would have to be bipartisan, and the
evidence would have to be so conclusive.”

Pelosi said she and other Democrats will instead focus on
addressing the concerns of everyday voters.

“They want to see us working to get that done for them,” she
said. “They want resolve. They want peace, and that’s what we’ll
bring them.”


Read more:
How Democrats plan to make Trump’s
life a living hell after the election — whether they impeach him
or not

Few Democrats want to actively talk about impeaching Trump. For
many, whether in the Capitol or on the campaign trail, the issue
is seen as a nuisance and a distraction from more serious issues.

Senior leadership has also repeatedly cautioned against
impeachment, warning that it would only deepen the partisan
squabbling in Congress.

The House previously tabled
attempts
 by Rep. Al Green of Texas, a
Democrat, to impeach Trump.’

The most recent instance occurred in January, when only 66
Democrats voted to keep the impeachment resolution, compared with
121 who sided with all House Republicans. Three Democrats voted
“present.”

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