Freshman House members: Calls for impeachment 'premature'

A group of freshman House members on Sunday said it's too early for Democrats to pursue impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness, ballots and battling opioids: Why the Universal Postal Union benefits the US Sanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth MORE.

Rep. Jahana HayesJahana HayesIlhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley dance to Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts' in video Democratic rep slams news outlets for 'exaggerated headlines' about threats Lawmakers put spotlight on youth homelessness MORE (D-Conn.), during a panel on CBS's "Face the Nation," described impeachment talks as "premature."

"The gravity of that word is too big and too important to just throw it around," Hayes said.

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Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas), another member of the panel, called it "absolutely premature" to consider impeachment and said special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MORE's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia needs to "run its course."

"This is way too early to be talking about this," he said. "We need to let the investigation run its course. And I just think that it's also something that can be used as a partisan lightning rod that we need to try to avoid."

Rep. Mikie SherrillRebecca (Mikie) Michelle SherrillDemocrats ramp up calls to investigate NOAA Overnight Energy: House moves to block Trump drilling | House GOP rolls out proposal to counter offshore drilling ban | calls mount for NOAA probe The Hill's Morning Report - US coastline readies for Hurricane Dorian to make landfall MORE (D-N.J.) also called on Democrats to wait for the results of Mueller's investigation.

"I'm a former federal prosecutor and we certainly never made charging decisions before the FBI finished their investigation," she said. "I think we've got to let Mueller finish his investigation, see what evidence he finds, and then we can make some decisions."

Their comments came after Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) reintroduced articles of impeachment against Trump on Thursday, after the new session of Congress took office.

Additionally, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) last week pledged that Democrats were "going to go in there and impeach the motherf---er" in reference to Trump.

Rep. Max RoseMax RoseNew York Democrat pens op-ed on why he opposes impeaching Trump New York college student detained in Russia for possession of medical marijuana Assault weapons ban picks up steam in Congress MORE (D-N.Y.), also on the "Face the Nation" panel, said he has "no problem with profanity."

"What I have a problem with, though, is the fact that she is talking about this issue and urging action on this issue before the investigation has been completed, that will just continue this era of hyper-partisanship that we have to move away from," he added. "I certainly object to that."