Pelosi, Hoyer: Now is not the time to consider impeachment
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House Democratic Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Bass on filling Harris's Senate spot: 'I'll keep all my options open' Win by QAnon believer creates new headaches for House GOP MORE (Calif.) and Whip Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerLawmakers of color urge Democratic leadership to protect underserved communities in coronavirus talks The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump to Democratic negotiators: 'They know my phone number' House will be out of session for additional week in September 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. GreenThe Memo: Trump's race tactics fall flat Trump administration ending support for 7 Texas testing sites as coronavirus cases spike The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Miami mayor worries about suicide and domestic violence rise; Trump-governor debate intensifies 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.