Speaker Nancy Pelosi is losing her grip within the Democratic Party.
Pelosi said impeaching President Trump was dividing the country, but Dems within her party are still demanding it.
Democrats are pushing ahead with an impeachment vote against President Trump, even after Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said it's not worth pursuing because it's too divisive for the country.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., plans to seek a vote on a new impeachment resolution she introduced this week, in spite of Pelosi’s lack of enthusiasm for it.
“I’m going to move forward, obviously,” Tlaib said following a closed-door meeting with fellow Democrats Tuesday morning. “Speaker Pelosi and all members of leadership have always encouraged us to represent our districts and this was something that was very important to my resident and continues to be.”
Pelosi told the Washington Post in an article published Monday that pursuing impeachment isn’t worth it and she doesn’t support it. But many rank-and-file Democrats believe it’s too soon to rule out impeachment, and that the House must vigorously pursue investigations into the president to seek out offenses.
Late Monday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said of Pelosi's comment, " I happen to disagree."