Sanders: 'Jumping the gun' on impeachment does no good

Sanders: 'Jumping the gun' on impeachment does no good
© Greg Nash

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersKamala Harris picks Baltimore as headquarters for potential 2020 campaign: report Sen. Casey says he won't run for president in 2020 Women's March plans 'Medicare for All' day of lobbying in DC MORE (I-Vt.) in a Sunday interview warned that “jumping the gun” in an effort to impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier DNC says it was targeted by Russian hackers after fall midterms BuzzFeed stands by Cohen report: Mueller should 'make clear what he's disputing' MORE is not helpful, arguing that he doesn’t “think we’re there right now.”

“But I think jumping the gun does nobody any good. You have to bring the American people onto this issue. You don’t want to make it into a partisan issue,” Sanders told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”


Sanders said it would be grounds for impeachment if special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe finds evidence that Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian officials.

“I think there is a process that has to be followed. I think Mr. Mueller is doing a very good job on his investigation,” Sanders said, referencing Mueller’s probe into Russia’s election meddling.

“I don’t think we’re there right now. That’s what the Mueller investigation is all about,” Sanders said.

The House last week rejected an attempt to impeach Trump. A majority of Democrats voted against the resolution.