According to a recent Fox News poll, the majority of American voters don’t believe that President Donald Trump should be impeached, despite calls from Democratic lawmakers to start the impeachment process.
Forty-eight percent of voters believe that Trump should not be impeached based on the evidence presented in the Mueller report. Although some Democrats are pushing to start an impeachment inquiry, 56% of voters polled said it is “not at all” likely the president will be impeached.
Another issue that voters have is the amount of time that Democrats have spent investigating the White House and Trump administration, with 48% saying that Congress should spend less time on trying to pin Trump with a crime.
As IJR Red reported, House Democrats struggled to accomplish anything in their first 100 days as the majority party and now they are focusing on investigating Trump for crimes related to the Mueller report.
Some Democrats have spoken out about their opinions on impeachment, with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) previously supporting starting an impeachment inquiry while speaking to reporters, as IJR News reported.
“I think it’s time for us to, at the very least, open an impeachment inquiry … we’ve been given no choice I think, in this scenario … It’s getting to the point where we can’t even do our own jobs. And I think it is entirely appropriate, given this overwhelming amount of evidence and the continued actions from the executive branch, that we exert our power as a co-equal branch of government.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has also allegedly said, “I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison” while speaking to other lawmakers about investigating Trump. Although she had previously been hesitant to call for impeachment, she is now openly claiming the president is “crying out for impeachment.”
However, some Democrats share the same opinion as voters, requesting the push for impeachment to stop. It is uncertain whether Democratic leaders will listen to their peers or if they will continue to pursue investigations.