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 GabbardNew poll catapults Buttigieg to frontrunner position in Iowa Deval Patrick: a short runway, but potential to get airborne Saagar Enjeti: Yang's plan to regulate big tech misses the mark 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 PelosiSchumer calls on Trump to testify as part of impeachment inquiry Sunday shows — Spotlight shifts to Sondland ahead of impeachment inquiry testimony Perception won't be reality, once AI can manipulate what we see 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 TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report Biden says he won't legalize marijuana because it may be a 'gateway drug' Impeachment hearings don't move needle with Senate GOP 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.