House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., revealed she's opposed to the impeachment of President Donald Trump in the absence of evidence that is "compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan."
"I’m not for impeachment," Pelosi told The Washington Post in an interview published Monday. "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."
The speaker's remarks ran counter to sentiments expressed by some freshman members of her caucus, most notably Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, who vowed to Democratic activists that she would help "impeach the motherf---er" hours after she was sworn in this past January.
Despite her opposition to impeachment, Pelosi said Trump was "unfit" to be president "ethically," "[i]ntellectually," and "curiosity-wise." However, she added that her own relationship with Trump has been "respectful of the office that he holds."