The answer could be significantly influenced by the clock.
A majority vote at the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives would allow an impeachment trial at Senate.
The congressman responded by pointing out that "the president has put his bigotry into policy". The longtime Democrat has managed to be very careful approaching the impeachment conversation in the past, usually either deflecting questions or saying she'll make her mind up when there is enough evidence to impeach Trump. The more hard step is to actually remove Trump from office, which would require a Senate trial and two-thirds of that Republican-controlled chamber to vote to remove Trump from office.
Republican strategist Matt Mackowiak told The Epoch Times that Pelosi "knows that impeachment is not popular with the broader public and would be a political loser for House Democrats". Under the Constitution, presidents are barred from seeking a third term.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a valid point this week about the political impracticality, and likely impossibility of impeaching President Trump.
In a Washington Post article, published Monday, Pelosi said impeaching Trump would "just not" be "worth it" as it would be too "divisive". "And probably right now is not the right time, but I think at some point it's going to be inevitable". One can imagine vaguely that Robert Mueller or a congressional investigation will turn up malfeasance so gross that Senate Republicans will defect en masse.
The speaker's remarks angered the left, itself a development that cheered the Trump campaign and Republicans eager to cast Democrats as a party divided between its progressive wing and moderate, or establishment, camp. Her bottom line: "I'm not for impeachment".
Even if impeachment is off the table, though, Schiff says he still plans to pursue his multiple investigations into the White House, and has issued more than 60 subpoenas to witnesses across the globe, seeking information on the Trump Corporation's personal and financial affiliations, deals involving Deutch Bank, and connections between Trump associates and Russian officials.
"We do not now have the evidence all sorted out", Nadler told ABC's This Week program on 3 March. Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island noted: "If the facts require us to initiate removing the president, we are obligated to do it".
Green dismissed the idea that some bipartisan consensus was needed for impeachment.
Aides have indicated he is prepared to spend $40 million backing the impeachment effort.
Raskin added, "Timing is obviously going to be a subsidiary factor along with the character of the offenses that have been discovered".
Still, Pelosi doesn't think Trump deserves to be president.
Pelosi was noticeably warmer toward the younger generation of congresswomen during the interview, remembering the full name of the Green New Deal (which she'd previously dismissed as the "green dream, or whatever") and expressing "awe" at "the way they balance family and children and home".