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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 GabbardHarris faces biggest moment in spotlight yet Ocasio-Cortez slams Tulsi Gabbard for amplifying ballot harvesting video Republicans call on DOJ to investigate Netflix over 'Cuties' film 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 PelosiTrump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo On The Money: Power players play chess match on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi bullish, Trump tempers optimism | Analysis: Nearly 1M have run out of jobless benefits Overnight Health Care: CDC expands definition of 'close contact' after COVID-19 report | GOP coronavirus bill blocked in Senate | OxyContin maker agrees to B settlement with Trump administration 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 John TrumpJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida MORE pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida Supreme Court reinstates ban on curbside voting in Alabama 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.