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 TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated 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 TlaibTlaib suggests boycotting Maher show after he calls anti-Israel boycott movement 'bullsh-t purity test' The Memo: Trump pushes back amid signs of economic slowdown Tlaib's grandmother to Trump: 'May God ruin' you 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 MuellerTrump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: 'I'd like to know' if Mueller read his own report 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 PelosiObjections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated Latest pro-democracy rally draws tens of thousands in Hong Kong Lewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' 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