Tulsi Gabbard resists calls for Trump impeachment: 'Terribly divisive'

Tulsi Gabbard resists calls for Trump impeachment: 'Terribly divisive'
© UPI Photo

Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardFinancial firms facing serious hacking threat in COVID-19 era Gabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D-Hawaii) resisted calls for impeachment as more Democratic representatives are requesting that inquiries begin.

The Democratic presidential candidate told Fox News she will attend Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Breaking down the June jobs report | The biggest threats facing the recovery | What will the next stimulus bill include? Military bases should not be renamed, we must move forward in the spirit of reconciliation Pelosi: Trump 'himself is a hoax' MORE's (D-Calif.) scheduled meeting Wednesday to discuss next steps, but that impeachment would be "terribly divisive."

"I've been consistent in saying I believe that impeachment at this juncture would be terribly divisive for the country at a time when we are already extremely divided," Gabbard said.


The Hawaii representative said impeachment would intensify "hyperpartisanship" that is "driving our country apart."

"I think it's important to beat Donald Trump, that's why I'm running for president," she said. "But I think it's the American people who need to make their voices heard making that decision."

Several Democrats have called for impeachment inquiries in the past few days after it was reported President TrumpDonald John TrumpProtesters tear down statue of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore 'Independence Day' star Bill Pullman urges Americans to wear a 'freedom mask' in July 4 PSA Protesters burn American flag outside White House after Trump's July Fourth address MORE pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump hits 'radical left,' news media, China in Independence Day address Kaepernick on July Fourth: 'We reject your celebration of white supremacy' Jaime Harrison seeks to convince Democrats he can take down Lindsey Graham MORE's son in a phone call in July.

Pelosi has said if the Trump administration does not provide the House with the whistleblower report associated with that call, investigations into the president will reach "a whole new stage."

She has maintained that the American public would need to support impeachment in order for the House to move forward with it.