Political analyst warns impeaching Trump would override Congress's 'entire agenda'

Political analyst Bill Schneider said in an interview that aired Wednesday on "What America's Thinking" that a move by Democrats to move ahead with impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany' Financial satisfaction hits record high: survey MORE would block anything else from getting done in Washington. 

"What happens is, when impeachment comes on the agenda, there's nothing else happening in Washington," Schneider, a former senior political analyst at CNN, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha. 

"We saw that in 1998 when [President] Clinton was impeached," he continued. "Impeachment eats up the entire agenda." 

Schneider's comments come after some progressive House Democrats, including Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibAmnesty International, lawmakers denounce Saudi executions: 'Appalling' Democrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Dems seek to rein in calls for impeachment MORE (D-Mich.), have spoken openly about impeaching Trump.

Talk of impeachment also dominated Friday after BuzzFeed reported last week that Trump had directed former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, though they subsided after special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's office issued a rare statement disputing the explosive report.

While some progressive lawmakers have called for Trump's impeachment, the party's leadership, including Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiDemocrats are playing voters on their fantasies for impeachment The Hill's Morning Report - Trump tells House investigators 'no' Seven big decisions facing Biden in 2020 primary MORE (D-Calif.) have said Democrats should instead focus on issues such as the economy or health care until Mueller's final report is released. 

The Democrats took over the House majority this year with an ambitious agenda, including on health care and infrastructure.

— Julia Manchester