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Sarah Sanders 'glad' Pelosi not keen on Trump impeachment

Sarah Sanders 'glad' Pelosi not keen on Trump impeachment
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday encouraged Democratic lawmakers to "get on board" with Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGovernors take heat for violating their own coronavirus restrictions Spending deal clears obstacle in shutdown fight Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz trade jabs over COVID-19 relief: People 'going hungry as you tweet from' vacation MORE (D-Calif.) after the House leader largely dismissed the possibility of impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE

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"I‘m glad that she sees what the rest of us see and that there’s no reason, no cause for impeachment," Sanders said on "Outnumbered" on Fox News. "The president’s done an incredible job in his first two years in office. The country is better than it's been in decades."

Sanders suggested that Democrats were resorting to impeachment as an "excuse" for the party's defeat in the 2016 presidential election.

"I think it’s time for other Democrats in Nancy Pelosi’s party to get on board, start doing what they were elected to do, do their jobs and quit trying to focus so much on making excuses for the historic loss that they suffered in 2016," she added. "Let’s work with the president and solve some real problems."

Pelosi, who has tried for months to tamp down talk of impeachment, gave her strongest indication to date on Monday that she is unlikely to support such proceedings

"Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it," Pelosi told The Washington Post.

Pelosi said that, despite her opposition to impeachment at the moment, she does not believe Trump is fit to serve as president.

The issue of impeachment has divided Democrats since before they retook control of the House in January. Some lawmakers noted that Pelosi was not completely ruling out the possibility of such proceedings with her latest comments.

Democrats have previously introduced articles of impeachment, and Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibBiden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far Democrats brush off calls for Biden to play hardball on Cabinet picks GOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' MORE (D-Mich.) said she plans to introduce another measure by the end of the month aimed at ousting Trump.

Sanders demurred Tuesday when asked if the White House has discussed how it might respond if Democrats do start the process to remove Trump from office, arguing that Americans are uninterested in seeing the president impeached.

"Nobody wants to see President Trump impeached other than Democrats in Congress who are failing, who have no other message, and that’s because our country is doing better," Sanders said. "And they know that’s hard for them to run against in 2020, and I think they’ve got a very, very hard uphill battle ahead of them."