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

Tulsi Gabbard resists calls for Trump impeachment: 'Terribly divisive'
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Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardProgressives breathe sigh of relief after Afghan withdrawal Hillicon Valley: US has made progress on cyber but more needed, report says | Democrat urges changes for 'problematic' crypto language in infrastructure bill | Facebook may be forced to unwind Giphy acquisition YouTube rival Rumble strikes deals with Tulsi Gabbard, Glenn Greenwald 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 PelosiManchin cast doubt on deal this week for .5T spending bill Obama says US 'desperately needs' Biden legislation ahead of key votes Congress shows signs of movement on stalled Biden agenda 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.

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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 TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFord to bolster electric vehicle production in multi-billion dollar push Protesters demonstrate outside Manchin's houseboat over opposition to reconciliation package Alabama eyes using pandemic relief funds on prison system 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.