Pelosi and Schumer Try to Avoid Impeachment Talks While the Rest of the Democratic Party Loses It

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) are trying to pump the brakes for their Democratic peers as many move full steam toward impeaching President Donald Trump.

On Wednesday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller gave a brief press conference where he announced his retirement and explained that he would not be giving further comment beyond the bounds of his 400-page report.

Although Mueller’s conference didn’t add any information to the public that wasn’t already known, his comments reignited the rage within the Democratic Party against President Trump for what they believe is proof of obstruction of justice.

Both Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader Schumer released statements reiterating their condemnation of Trump. While they promised to continue investigating Trump in several House committees, both Democratic leaders were sure to avoid the idea of impeachment.

Read Pelosi and Schumer’s statements:

“The Congress will continue to investigate and legislate to protect our elections and secure our democracy.  The American people must have the truth.  We call upon the Senate to pass H.R. 1, the For The People Act, to protect our election systems.”

While both Schumer and Pelosi were cautious to avoid stroking the flames of impeachment, the rest of their party didn’t seem interested in waiting for the House investigations to run their course. Several Democrats took to Twitter to call for impeachment to start as soon as possible.

Several of the 23 Democrats running for president also made their calls for impeachment, including sitting Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

Although Pelosi has tried to throw her members a bone by calling the impeachment proceedings an act of “patriotism,” she has maintained that she will not allow impeachment to move forward because of the backlash the divisive actions could have. She and Schumer have noted that any impeachment effort would have to be bipartisan.

So far, Michigan Rep. Justin Amash has been the only Republican to vocalize his support for impeachment.

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The Dynamic Duo have lost control of the mob. They are ineffectual figureheads whose minions are bent upon destroying The United States as we knew it.
My Democrat ancestors would not recognize this party.
I do recall the last time I voted for a Democrat; it won’t happen again.

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