A bit more than half of the House Democrats are making headlines being For impeaching Donald Trump in a effort to remove him from office….
Here’s the view from those NOT in hurry to do so…
A number of moderate Democrats are reacting with caution to the formal impeachment inquiry launched Tuesday against President Trump.
Several centrists have declined to back the push, expressing worries it could further divide the country or even backfire on Democrats heading into the 2020 elections.
“I don’t believe it’s good for the country. I don’t think it’s good for us as it relates to our international affairs and makes us look weaker,” said freshman Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-N.J.), who represents a district Trump won by 4.6 points in 2016.
“I don’t think it’s good that the cost is involved with all this. So there are really and truly a lot of negatives. It also splits the country apart,” said Drew, adding he believes there are a number of factors the party should take into consideration before moving forward.
“We have a year to win an election, so unless we find something else, as we look at this process, you know, unless there’s going to be something else that’s truly impeachable, I think that we should finally stop, have the election and move forward.”
After months of resisting calls for impeachment, House Democratic leaders on Thursday threw their support behind a formal impeachment inquiry, citing allegations that Trump threatened to withhold military aid to Ukraine if the country didn’t investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and the Democratic presidential candidate’s son, Hunter.
While several Democrats running in swing districts have backed such a move, others are expressing concerns that the party may be acting prematurely, with multiple lawmakers saying they want to see a transcript of Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president in late July as well as a whistleblower complaint filed by a member of the U.S. intelligence community before committing to a decision….