Pelosi says Trump is 'just not worth' impeaching

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks at the Economic Club of Washington in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta  AP

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks at the Economic Club of Washington in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

Speaker Nancy Pelosi's comment this week that impeaching President Donald Trump might not be "worth it" found some early backing - and little vocal pushback - among the House Democratic majority, despite the rising number of members who support removing the president from office.

"If you think impeaching Bill Clinton was a bad idea, which I think most Democrats do, then you now have to think impeaching Trump is a bad idea", Burstein said, unless something that is clearly an impeachable offense is uncovered. "It's important that there is a transparent process".

Former President Bill Clinton signed in to law what was considered a major welfare reform in The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. "And he's just not worth it", Pelosi said.

Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, one of the lawmakers leading those investigations, said he agrees with Pelosi and Congress needs "to do our homework". If the House votes to impeach (by a simple majority), a trial follows before the Senate, presided over by the chief justice of the Supreme Court.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 28, 2019.

Even as she waves off calls to impeach Trump, Pelosi - who in January began her second stint as speaker after Democrats won back the House in midterm elections - stressed that she does not believe he is fit to lead the nation.

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Reacting to her comments, Steyer suggested Pelosi's stance was "politically convenient".

"There are opinion-makers and opinion-shapers who want to maintain the status quo", Green said in response to a question about Pelosi's impeachment stance.

"She says it has to be bipartisan, the evidence has to be overwhelming, which is what I've been saying", Nadler said. "I thought it was absolutely brilliant", Cummings said.

We elected them to do a job.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence appear together before President Trump's State of the Union address on February 5, 2019.

Green said he's just acting as his conscience dictates, telling Fox News' Neil Cavuto, "We should not allow political expediency--wait until the next election--to trump the moral imperative to act when there is harm being caused to society".

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That has been "helpful", said Lankford, who added that he plans to oppose the disapproval measure. The resolution requires a two-thirds majority vote in both houses of Congress to override a veto.

"I think Speaker Pelosi is doing exactly what she should be doing, which is focusing on making sure that we can propose and implement our agenda", Rep. "While I don't exclude that possibility, I don't think we should put the country through impeachment without that amount evidence".

CNN conducted a poll that showed many Democrats are not in favor of impeachment. And those voices could reach a crescendo as Mueller's report is issued and House Democrats dig into their own investigations of Trump.

While a motion to table, if that's how Democratic leaders decide to proceed, is not a direct vote on impeachment, political strategists will treat it as such and craft ads surrounding how vulnerable members votes.

The speaker's remarks angered the left, itself a development that cheered the Trump campaign and Republicans eager to cast Democrats as a party divided between its progressive wing and moderate, or establishment, camp.

Democrats' takeover of the House in November gave foes of President Donald Trump hope that they could finally achieve their chief goal: to oust the president, preferably before his first term is up.

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