Pelosi, Hoyer: Now is not the time to consider impeachment
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House Democratic Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiLawmakers feel pressure on guns Former Pelosi challenger: I have no 'interest in running for leadership again' Congress punts fight over Dreamers to March MORE (Calif.) and Whip Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerCongress punts fight over Dreamers to March Calls mount from Dems to give platform to Trump accusers  Citing deficits, House GOP to take aim at entitlements MORE (Md.) on Wednesday pushed back on a resolution from one of their members to impeach President Trump, calling it premature. 

"Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment," the senior House Democrats wrote in a statement ahead of the floor vote.

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Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) on Wednesday said he will force a vote on his impeachment resolution after threatening it for months. The measure is expected to fail due to lack of support from Republicans and many Democrats.


Pelosi and Hoyer said that while Trump has "made statements and taken actions that are beyond the pale for most Americans" and that "legitimate questions have been raised about his fitness to lead this nation," the Democrats should be focused on opposing the GOP's tax-reform legislation. 

"The special counsel's investigation is moving forward as well, and those inquiries should be allowed to continue," the Democrats added. 

Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team are investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, among other things.