The Democrats won control of the House of Representatives Tuesday–and everything that comes with it. Subpoena power, a bully pulpit, and yes–the power to impeach the President of the United States.
But now they’ve got it, the Democrats may hesitate to actually impeach Donald Trump.
CBS News reports:
With Democrats winning a House majority in the midterms, they now control the body with the power to impeach the president — a possibility that came up again and again in his first two years in office. The idea seemed to haunt Mr. Trump during the campaign, as he warned rally crowds that a Republican defeat could lead to an attempted impeachment.
But for the immediate future, at least, Democrats don’t seem eager to make it happen.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — who could soon become speaker — tried to tamp down impeachment talk as the midterms approached.
“For those who want impeachment, that’s not what our caucus is about,” Pelosi told PBS’ NewsHour this week. She said any push for impeachment would depend on the results of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the president — and she would want Republicans to join the effort.