Axios’ Mike Allen reported that House Democratic leadership understands the political peril of pushing for impeaching President Donald Trump.
“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, brushing off new comments by Robert Mueller and 2020 Democratic hopefuls, feels as strongly as ever that impeaching President Trump would be a ‘fool’s errand,’ a top ally told me,” Allen reported. “Why it matters: Pelosi remains defiant, despite growing calls from fellow Democrats to plunge quickly into impeachment. Ironically, Pelosi is leading the charge against impeachment while GOP Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan is leading the charge for it. By the numbers: Politico says the whip count in favor of impeachment is 41 House members (42 if you include Amash), representing ‘fewer than 20% of House Democrats, and less than 10 percent of the House.’”
By a nearly 20-point margin, Americans are opposed to impeaching Trump, according to polling by the Washington Post and ABC News.