In a Washington Post interview published on Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued that Trump is “just not worth it.” She said that she does not currently support impeaching President Donald Trump despite thinking that he’s unfit for the country’s highest office.
“I’m not for impeachment,” Pelosi said. “This is news. I’m going to give you some news right now because I haven’t said this to any press person before. But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking about this: 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. And he’s just not worth it.”
Pelosi said she believes Trump is not fit to serve as president, but still opposes impeachment at the moment.
“No, I don’t think he’s fit to be President of the United States,” she said as went on to add that he is “ethically unfit, intellectually unfit, curiosity-wise unfit”.
Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland, told CNN that “The Constitution calls for impeachment in cases of bribery, treason and other high crimes and misdemeanors. So the legal case should indeed be compelling, the evidence should be overwhelming and the politics should be bipartisan. He may not be worth it but of course that’s not the standard. The country is certainly worth it if the Constitution and the public interest demand it.”
“There have, of course, been cases when impeachment investigations have been unifying, as with Richard Nixon,” Raskin added.
Democrats face growing pressure from the left for impeachment, including a multimillion-dollar ad campaign from the liberal billionaire Tom Steyer to build support for action against Trump.