Top Dem: Impeachment Would 'Divide' US, Dems Should Focus on Meaningful Reforms Instead
Rep. Debbie Dingell said Thursday that she is not focused on impeaching President Trump, but instead delivering infrastructure and health care reform to Americans.
Dingell (D-Mich.) reacted to comments by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that Trump "has engaged in activities that are unethical and un-American and unpatriotic," and that he is "unfit" to be president.
Pelosi, however, did not endorse the idea of impeachment.
Dingell, co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, said that impeachment would "divide" the U.S. and that too many people "love to speculate about this."
"Democrats and Republicans need to worry about delivering [reforms] for the American people."
She called the prospect of making Trump the third president to be impeached "unlikely" and said there is a "high bar" to clear before going down that road.
Dingell said she wanted to legislate more like her late father-in-law, Rep. John Dingell Sr., who she said helped bring about similarly effective reforms in the New Deal era.
Dingell's late husband, Rep. John Dingell Jr., succeeded his father in office after his 1955 death and retired in 2015. Dingell Jr., the longest-serving member of Congress, died in February at age 92.
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