There are all kinds of reasons being offered for why Nancy Pelosi announced Monday she does not support impeaching President Donald Trump even though she thinks he is unfit for the country's highest office.
'I'm not for impeachment.
The 17-term California Democrat recalled the divisiveness of President Bill Clinton's impeachment, which she said was "horrible for the country", and said she would not be willing to go through that again without "overwhelming and bipartisan" justification.
"He's just not worth it".
Trump and his associates face multiple investigations, including one headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that is looking into Russian influence on the 2016 USA election and potential collusion between Trump's team and Moscow.
The House speaker dismissed the president as "unfit" for office, but she also said impeachment was too divisive to risk on Trump: "He's just not worth it".
Pelosi was noticeably warmer toward the younger generation of congresswomen during the interview, remembering the full name of the Green New Deal (which she'd previously dismissed as the "green dream, or whatever") and expressing "awe" at "the way they balance family and children and home".
Today, most Americans - 54 percent, according to a Monmouth University poll - do not support impeachment. 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.
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The House of Representatives, which would initiate any impeachment bid against the Republican Trump, is controlled by Democrats.
Nadler has repeated this standard, but unlike Pelosi, he has yet to rule out Democrats' ability to convince Trump voters that there is a case for impeachment.
But it reflects a strong likelihood that regardless of what the Mueller report says, the public will not be broadly on board with impeaching Trump. It will be the third time Green has done so, but the first time in the Democratic majority House. Her announcement followed news from House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler that an investigation had been opened into Trump's campaign, businesses and administration.
The Democrats seem to have split into two factions over the issue of impeaching US President Donald Trump, and White House staffers have definitely noticed. Her greatest leadership talents have been her ability to find the center of gravity and to maintain her focus when political passions are running high. But she made clear how poorly she thought of him.
There had been response from the president or the White House yet to the interview.
With her comments to the Post, however, Burstein said Pelosi "gives a lot of her more liberal members cover who have constituents who want impeachment and they can then basically say 'well, you know I'm for it but Nancy Pelosi said we can't do it'".
Green expressed frustration at "status quo" voices who admit Trump is unfit to serve as president but refuse to take action.
Cavuto told Green that if he's pushing for impeachment "because you believe the president is a racist or whatever his language and what he's done at the border, you're redefining what is an impeachable offense".
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