The claim that "he's just not worth it" is particularly freakish - impeachment is the ultimate sign that someone isn't worthy of the powers of the presidency.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Pelosi said that Trump isn't worth the division and instability that would be caused by impeachment. And he's just not worth it, ' she concluded. "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 declined to say when he plans to take action, saying, "The acid test is one that does not carry with it a specific date". Raskin may eventually get his way since his sentiments are shared by many Democratic activists, but Pelosi is making some important points.
It wasn't Ms Pelosi's first comment on impeaching Mr Trump, but it was her most direct comment. Pelosi told the Post in a magazine interview conducted March 6 that impeachment would be divisive unless "there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan".
"I would like to see this president and the style of politics that he represents sent off through the electoral process, decisively defeated at the ballot box", South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Sunday night at a CNN presidential town hall.
Representative Steve Chabot, one of 13 House Republicans who prosecuted Clinton's impeachment charges before the Senate, said in an interview, "The closer one gets to an election, I think the bar goes up as to what one considers to be impeachable".
"If it's going to be a political disaster for us, then we're not going to do it", she said.
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"Do we want to drag him down or do we want to lift people up?" However, the Democratic leader also noted that she believes Trump is ethically, intellectually, and politically unfit to serve as president.
Democrats have launched multiple probes into Trump's White House and personal businesses.
"Speaker Pelosi thinks 'he's just not worth it?' Well, is defending our legal system 'worth it?' Is holding the president accountable for his crimes and cover-ups 'worth it?' Is doing what's right 'worth it?'" Steyer said.
Freshman Democrats who are from more moderate districts and will have to win re-election again in two years have been fully supportive of Pelosi's caution.
They worry that compelling evidence of wrongdoing from special counsel Robert Mueller - who is probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election - would not change Republicans' minds, and they say Democrats need to be prepared to act on their own.
The timing of impeachment proceedings can be argued; I don't believe their necessity can be.
Sherman, despite personally believing Trump should be impeached, actually agrees more with Pelosi than Green about voting on the matter.
A successful impeachment would begin in the Judiciary Committee, then make it's way to the Democratic-run House.
At the 2018 midterms, Democrats found success by largely ignoring Mr Trump - and his incendiary comments on issues like immigration - and campaigning on issues like healthcare.