Dem rep: We need more info before we pursue Trump impeachment

Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell (Mich.) on Wednesday said lawmakers should seek more information before pushing for President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Guardian slams Trump over comments about assault on reporter Five takeaways from the first North Dakota Senate debate Watchdog org: Tillerson used million in taxpayer funds to fly throughout US MORE's impeachment.

"We need to make sure that we are going in a very detailed, thorough way of getting all of the facts that we need before you ever start down that kind of path," Dingell said on Fox News's "Special Report."

"I think that for everybody, this election is going to be about the economy. And I think the reality is Democrats are going to have a message that's going to deliver," she added.


Her remarks come after efforts among some Democrats to remove the controversial Republican president. Six House Democrats introduced five new articles of impeachment against Trump last month that essentially claimed the president is a danger to the nation.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) earlier this year indicated that Congress would “begin impeachment proceedings” against the president if he fired special counsel Robert Mueller. 

Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierFemale House Dems urge Senate to delay Kavanaugh testimony for FBI investigation Election Countdown: Kavanaugh allegations put GOP in tough spot | Republicans start to pull plug on candidates | Dems get early start in Iowa | O'Rourke defends Cruz after protesters interrupt dinner | Why Biden is the Democrat GOP most fears Dems see Kavanaugh saga as playing to their advantage MORE (D-Calif.) sounded the alarm that Trump could fire Mueller during the winter recess, a move some lawmakers have already indicated would be grounds for beginning impeachment proceedings.

Other top lawmakers like Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffGOP targets likely Dem committee chairmen in midterm push GOP Rep to top-ranking Dem who accused him of bigotry: 'Apologize to my children' The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Trump travels to hurricane-ravaged Florida, Georgia MORE (D-Calif.) and Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinFeinstein would 'absolutely' reopen Kavanaugh investigation if Dems win Senate Feinstein’s Dem challenger: 'It’s time that we stop biding our time and biting our tongue' The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Health care a top policy message in fall campaigns MORE (D-Calif.) have also expressed concern about the constitutional crisis that would ensue if the president did remove the head investigator leading the Justice Department's investigation into Russian election interference.

However, Democratic leadership has expressed reluctance to move forward now with impeachment proceedings, out of concern that the movement might backfire.

Dingell's remarks come one day after she said that she is willing to work with Trump to tackle the nation's infrastructure problems.

"I will work with Donald Trump on anything that helps the working men and women of my district. So yes, I will work with him on infrastructure if he’ll work with us," Dingell said Tuesday on CNN's "New Day."