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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 John TrumpTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump MORE.

Rep. Jahana HayesJahana HayesCongress ends its year under shadow of COVID-19 It's time to secure our digital sidewalks Five House Democrats who could join Biden Cabinet 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) MuellerBarr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting 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 SherrillDemocratic Women's Caucus members split endorsements for House campaign chief Overnight Defense: Armed Services chairman unsold on slashing defense budget | Democratic Senate report details 'damage, chaos' of Trump foreign policy | Administration approves .8B Taiwan arms sales Democratic House chairman trusts Pentagon won't follow 'unlawful orders' on election involvement 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 RoseGOP sees path to House majority in 2022 Bickering Democrats return with divisions Here are the 17 GOP women newly elected to the House this year 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."