House Majority Leader: Impeachment Is “Not Worthwhile”

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House Majority Leader Hoyer (D-MD.) said that nothing he saw in Mueller’s report would make impeachment "worthwhile."

According to The Hill, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD.) said that nothing he saw in Mueller’s report would make seeking Trump's impeachment a “worthwhile” effort “at this point.”

“Based on what we have seen to date, going forward on impeachment is not worthwhile at this point,” Hoyer told CNN. “Very frankly, there is an election in 18 months and the American people will make a judgement.”

The report did not find that there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. Mueller did not conclude on whether there was any obstruction of justice, although he does list 10 “episodes” that were investigated for possible obstruction.

House Democratic leadership has avoided the issue of impeachment. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that impeaching the president isn’t worth the political divisiveness it would bring.

"Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country,” Pelosi said in March.

Before the release of the report, Pelosi argued that Congress should wait to see Mueller’s findings before talking about impeachment. In a Thursday press conference, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said impeachment was “one possibility” but it was “too early to reach those conclusions.”

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