Pelosi comes out against impeaching Trump, saying he's "just not worth it"

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks at an Economic Club of Washington luncheon gathering in Washington Friday

Pelosi comes out against impeaching Trump, saying he's "just not worth it"

Sanders added of impeachment, "I don't think it should have ever been on the table".

"I'm going to give you some news right now because I haven't said this to any press person before", she said.

"Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don't think we should go down that path, because it divides the country".

Billionaire activist Tom Steyer, who is bankrolling a campaign pushing for Trump's impeachment, shot back at Pelosi on Monday: "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?' Or shall America just stop fighting for our principles and do what's politically convenient".

Yet, Pelosi also said that she does not believe Trump is up for the job of running the country.

The speaker is surely up to speed on what evidence Democrats actually have against Trump and has a fair sense of what Special Counsel Bob Mueller's report will say.

The remarks quickly sparked criticism of Pelosi from liberals on social media. Still, her comments will nearly certainly infuriate the far-left wing of the party, which has been clamoring to begin impeachment proceedings over controversies ensnaring the Trump administration. 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.

Even as more Democrats jumped on the impeachment train after former Trump attorney Michael Cohen testified before the Oversight Committee that the president broke the law while in office, Pelosi continued to take the wait-and-see approach. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., the chairman of the committee, called the requests the first step in a larger probe into obstruction of justice and abuses of power by the president.

While Pelosi is stating her personal preference, she left some wiggle room to launch impeachment proceedings if the report reveals "something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan". And I always say you're not going to hear me saying anything publicly that I'm not saying here in the office.

Pelosi often said the House should not pursue impeachment for political reasons, but it shouldn't not pursue for political reasons. "It was unnecessary and the rest", she told the Post. Several panels in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives are also investigating the president.

"And regarding Trump's anti-NATO sentiments, the former vice president said they "[feed] this notion on the part of our allies overseas, especially in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, that we're not long for that continued relationship, that we're looking eagerly to find ways where somebody else will pick up the tab".

"There was no question that was that was terrible for the country".

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