Democrats have made no secret of their hatred for President Trump, but dislike of an individual alone is not grounds for impeachment.
Just after the New Year, during a Rose Garden press conference, the president claimed Pelosi had assured him she's not looking into impeachment. Intellectually unfit. Curiosity-wise unfit.
"For now, Democrats are taking a wait-and-see approach to ousting President Trump since they're expecting the report on the Russian Federation investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller soon". "And I believe that when people get a chance through hearings like the hearing with Mr. Cohen in front of the House Oversight Committee, Americans will be glued to their TV sets that they will in fact see with their own eyes directly how lawless this president is, and they will insist that he be removed from office". I said that's good, Nancy.
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But some members of the liberal wing of the House Democratic caucus who once lobbied for impeachment proceedings since have fallen in line behind Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, who echoed the speaker on Tuesday. "We need to see what the facts are", Hoyer, D-Md., told reporters.
But there is no suggestion, in any of the ongoing discussions by Democrats, for and against impeachment, of citing Trump's defiance of the congressional power to appropriate funds, laid down in Article I of the Constitution, as one of the possible articles of impeachment. "And we promised the American people we deal with jobs".
Pelosi and others have cited the example of the failed impeachment of Democrat Bill Clinton in 1998, which produced a popular backlash that cost the Republicans seats in the House in the 1998 elections-although, significantly, the Republicans kept control of the House and then, emboldened by the spineless Democratic Party reaction to the attempted political coup against Clinton, stole the 2000 presidential election and installed George W. Bush in the White House. Asked if she thought he was fit to be president Pelosi answered.
ABC News' John Parkinson contributed from Capitol Hill.