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 TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE.

Rep. Jahana HayesJahana HayesLawmakers with first-hand experience using food stamps call on Trump not to cut program FBI visits congressional candidate Robert Hyde's home, business Ukraine launches criminal investigation into alleged threats against former US Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch 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 MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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 SherrillVulnerable Democrats fret over surging Sanders New Jersey Rep. Sherrill endorses Bloomberg Overnight Defense: Dems raise pressure on Esper to block border wall funds | Trump impeachment trial begins in Senate | Day one dominated by fight over rules 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 RoseVulnerable Democrats fret over surging Sanders Rose, former FBI agent pen op-ed about the danger of global white nationalism: 'Terrorism is terrorism' MLB, Congress play hardball in fight over minor leagues 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."