Pelosi told NBC on Monday that she's "always been opposed" to impeachment. "It's important that there is a transparent process".
Even one of the strongest proponents of impeachment, freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib of MI, said Tuesday that she is "absolutely not" disappointed in Pelosi.
"No, I don't think he's fit to be president of the United States", Pelosi told the Post, adding that he was "ethically unfit, intellectually unfit, curiosity-wise unfit". "And he's just not worth it". "So we have to make sure that doesn't happen".
Green said "not at all", but Cavuto asked if he's concerned that having "looser standards" for impeachment could be used against a future Democratic president.
I don't know why Pelosi didn't make those points directly, since there can be no doubt that she's thought about them already.
House Democrats have pumped the brakes on impeachment talk Tuesday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came out against the move, but some still say they want to keep it as an option. And Pelosi clearly isn't making that choice at this point, making her opposition to impeachment explicit in an interview with the Washington Post's Joe Helm. Pelosi knows that a partisan rush to impeachment raises the risk of alienating voters in those moderate parts of the country. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said "I agree" in response to Pelosi's words.
"When we have something that's very concrete, and we have something that is compelling enough to get a strong majority of Americans, then we'll do it", said Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif.
"I don't think it's something we decide whether or not it's "worth it", Ms Jayapal said. "I think we'll see".
As Speaker of the House, she appears to be reigning in control of House Democrats, positioning herself strategically.
"If it's a consistent pattern of abuse of power, of obstruction of justice. then that to me seems like it will be impeachable". The political fortunes of the Democratic Party have seemingly been on the upswing since the 2016 elections, and Pelosi would prefer not to lose that momentum by getting too far ahead of public sentiment.
Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and one of the most prominent critics of Mr. Trump, said he believed Pelosi was "right".
At its crux is whether Democrats should proceed with impeachment hearings if Republicans refuse to join in that endeavour.
According to FiveThirtyEight, nearly 41 per cent of Americans approve of Mr Trump's work in the White House.
In the 2006 election, Democrats won back the House on their promise to bring USA troops home from Iraq.
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".