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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 TrumpTrump announces new tranche of endorsements DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Lawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted food MORE.

Rep. Jahana HayesJahana HayesHarris holds first meeting in ceremonial office with CBC members Parents of Sandy Hook victims slam Taylor Greene's appointment to Education Committee GOP has growing Marjorie Taylor Greene problem 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) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump 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 SherrillNJ lawmakers ask Gannett to stop 'union-busting' efforts at 3 state newspapers Tim Ryan: Prosecutors reviewing video of Capitol tours given by lawmakers before riot Calls grow for 9/11-style panel to probe Capitol attack 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 RoseOvernight Defense: Austin takes helm at Pentagon | COVID-19 briefing part of Day 1 agenda | Outrage over images of National Guard troops in parking garage Austin sworn in as nation's first Black Pentagon chief We lost in November — we're proud we didn't take corporate PAC money 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."