Fox Nation host and Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing a "major divide" in her party over the issue of impeachment.

Pelosi and other Democratic leaders have taken a wait-and-see approach to questions about impeaching President Trump, while more outspoken, progressive members of the caucus -- such as Rep. Rashida Tlaib -- have vowed to bring a premature end to the Trump presidency.

"The radical Democrats want to impeach the president whether there's a basis or not, just to torment him," Napolitano said on "America's Newsroom" Monday. "The more sober-minded ones realize that impeachment is half legal and half political, and the political half needs to be bipartisan."


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He added that a president shouldn't be impeached because he's "temporarily unpopular," but because of bases in the Constitution, such as treason, bribery or other high crimes that affect the security of the government.

Napolitano "profoundly" agreed with remarks made by Rep. Peter King earlier on "America's Newsroom," in which the New York Republican said it's wrong for some Democrats to so casually discuss impeachment and undoing the results of a presidential election.



"The Democrats have a problem when people in their caucus in the House of Representatives can use this as cavalierly as people talk about the weather," Napolitano said.

Watch the segment above, and see more from the judge on Fox Nation.


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