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 Trump5 things to know about Boris Johnson Conservatives erupt in outrage against budget deal Trump says Omar will help him win Minnesota MORE.

Rep. Jahana HayesJahana HayesLawmakers put spotlight on youth homelessness The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden looks to rebound after tough week Harris adds endorsement from 7th Congressional Black Caucus member 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 MuellerThis week: Mueller dominates chaotic week on Capitol Hill Top Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction 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 SherrillOvernight Energy: Trump officials gut DC staff for public lands agency to move West | Democrats slam EPA over scientific boards | Deepwater Horizon most litigated environmental issue of decade Democrats, scientists slam Trump administration actions on scientific boards House Dems, Senate GOP build money edge to protect majorities 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 RoseHouse Dems, Senate GOP build money edge to protect majorities Ocasio-Cortez sued over Twitter blocks The Hill's Morning Report — Harris brings her A game to Miami debate 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."