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

Sanders: 'Jumping the gun' on impeachment does no good
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by March of Dimes — Abortion access for 65M women at stake Hospitals in underserved communities face huge cuts in reckless 'Build Back Better' plan Sanders urges Biden to delay Medicare premium hike linked to Alzheimer's drug MORE (I-Vt.) in a Sunday interview warned that “jumping the gun” in an effort to impeach President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania ​​Trump social media startup receives commitment of billion from unidentified 'diverse group' of investors Iran thinks it has the upper hand in Vienna — here's why it doesn't 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.”

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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.