Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii opposes impeaching President Donald Trump even as members of her own caucus seek to remove him from office.
Gabbard’s position puts her at odds with other Democratic presidential candidates who wish to see Trump impeached, namely Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Roughly 57% of Americans want to see the Trump replaced, according to an August poll from Monmouth University poll.
“I don’t [support impeachment,]” Gabbard said in an interview set to appear Sunday. “You know, I think it’s important for us to think about what is in the best interest of the country and the American people, and continuing to pursue impeachment is something that I think will only further to tear our country apart.”
She added: “Make no bones about it: We need to defeat Donald Trump. But I think it’s important for our country’s sake and our future that the voters in this country are the ones who do that, and I believe that we will.”
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said in August that his committee has begun “formal impeachments proceedings” against Trump. The New York lawmaker told CNN that month that he “wasn’t waiting” for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has not publicly supported impeachment.
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