Pelosi, Hoyer: Now is not the time to consider impeachment
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House Democratic Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiCárdenas starts legal defense fund for sex abuse lawsuit Booming economy, kept promises, making America great — again The Hill's Morning Report — Trump showcases ICE ahead of midterm elections MORE (Calif.) and Whip Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerThree scenarios for how leadership races could play out in the House House Dem: Party's aging leaders is 'a problem' Clyburn: I'll run for Speaker if Pelosi doesn't have enough votes to win 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.

Pelosi and House release joint statement on Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenCNN's King: If GOP loses Ohio special election, impeachment likely 'on the table' Election analyst predicts 'impeachment hearings will happen' if Dems take Congress Steyer presses Dems on impeachment before receptive Netroots audience MORE’s impeachment resolution: “now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment.”

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.