Dem rep: We need more info before we pursue Trump impeachment

Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell (Mich.) on Wednesday said lawmakers should seek more information before pushing for President TrumpDonald John TrumpWSJ: Trump ignored advice to confront Putin over indictments Trump hotel charging Sean Spicer ,000 as book party venue Bernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin MORE's impeachment.

"We need to make sure that we are going in a very detailed, thorough way of getting all of the facts that we need before you ever start down that kind of path," Dingell said on Fox News's "Special Report."

"I think that for everybody, this election is going to be about the economy. And I think the reality is Democrats are going to have a message that's going to deliver," she added.

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Her remarks come after efforts among some Democrats to remove the controversial Republican president. Six House Democrats introduced five new articles of impeachment against Trump last month that essentially claimed the president is a danger to the nation.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) earlier this year indicated that Congress would “begin impeachment proceedings” against the president if he fired special counsel Robert Mueller. 

Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierDems demand answers on Pentagon not recognizing Pride Month Overnight Defense: VA pick breezes through confirmation hearing | House votes to move on defense bill negotiations | Senate bill would set 'stringent' oversight on North Korea talks Overnight Defense: Defense spending bill amendments target hot-button issues | Space Force already facing hurdles | Senators voice 'deep' concerns at using military lawyers on immigration cases MORE (D-Calif.) sounded the alarm that Trump could fire Mueller during the winter recess, a move some lawmakers have already indicated would be grounds for beginning impeachment proceedings.

Other top lawmakers like Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffObama, Bush veterans dismiss Trump-Putin interpreter subpoena Hillicon Valley: Officials pressed on Russian interference at security forum | FCC accuses Sinclair of deception | Microsoft reveals Russia tried to hack three 2018 candidates | Trump backs Google in fight with EU | Comcast gives up on Fox bid Top intel chief: I don't know what Trump, Putin discussed in meeting MORE (D-Calif.) and Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinSunk judicial pick spills over into Supreme Court fight Senate GOP breaks record on confirming Trump picks for key court Deal to fix family separations hits snag in the Senate MORE (D-Calif.) have also expressed concern about the constitutional crisis that would ensue if the president did remove the head investigator leading the Justice Department's investigation into Russian election interference.

However, Democratic leadership has expressed reluctance to move forward now with impeachment proceedings, out of concern that the movement might backfire.

Dingell's remarks come one day after she said that she is willing to work with Trump to tackle the nation's infrastructure problems.

"I will work with Donald Trump on anything that helps the working men and women of my district. So yes, I will work with him on infrastructure if he’ll work with us," Dingell said Tuesday on CNN's "New Day."