"This is news", she added.
In aninterview with the Washington Post published Monday, Pelosi said, "I'm not for impeachment". While Mueller's report and investigations in Congress and by NY prosecutors could change the dynamic, for now, "Pelosi's right - he's not worth it, just in terms of obsessing over him".
Read the full interview here. "Are we talking ethically?"
But, in addition to Green, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said she favors impeachment because she believes that's what her constituents want.
"All of the above. No. No". Straightforward, just tell him what I think.
"Intellectually unfit. Curiosity-wise unfit. And I think that's good for America".
The politics of impeachment with the 2020 presidential election only a little more than 20 months away is far from the only issue involved in Pelosi's comments.
Talk of impeachment proceedings against Trump intensified after Democrats won a majority in the House in the 2018 midterm elections. As House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B.Schiff (D-Calif.) explained: "The only thing worse than putting the country through the trauma of an impeachment is putting the country through the trauma of a failed impeachment".
The House of Representatives, which would initiate any impeachment bid against the Republican Trump, is controlled by Democrats.
The House judiciary committee chairman, Jerrold Nadler, has said he believes Trump has committed obstruction of justice, but that it is too soon to decide on impeachment. But it is unclear what, if anything, an impeachment hearing can produce that one of the multiple investigative and oversight hearings House Democrats have already initiated can't just as easily flush out.
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"There have been increasing calls, including from some of your members, for impeachment of the president", said the Post.
"There was no question that was that was terrible for the country".
Pelosi's approach could also provide cover to some of her members, including freshmen who were elected in November from "red-to-blue" districts where impeachment is politically fraught. "We should not wait on people who are not coming". Our founders gave us the strongest foundation.
Rep. James McGovern, a 12-term Democrat from MA who is also a member of the House Progressive Caucus, calls the president "unfit", "sad" and "pathetic". "This is very serious for our country".
Pelosi has said the House should not pursue impeachment for political reasons, but it shouldn't hold back for political reasons, either.
Rep. Brad Sherman, a California Democrat who introduced articles of impeachment with Green in 2017, says the threat has been useful as a deterrent, even if it can't or won't be deployed.
After articles of impeachment are filed, the House has two days to decide what to do next.
Green's past two attempts garnered about 60 Democratic votes each time.
And outside the Capitol, liberal billionaire Tom Steyer has pledged to spend tens of millions of dollars on an effort to impeach Trump, forming a group called Need to Impeach that has taken out television ads and constructed a grass-roots network to push the issue.
The vice president rarely used the space, but it was a symbolic gesture of the warm relationship Pence enjoyed with Ryan and the House GOP. "Calling someone unfit for office is one thing, having the proof or something in a series of actions he has taken is quite another". "He's obstructed justice at the Federal Bureau of Investigation".