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Top House Democrats: 'Now is not the time' to impeach President Trump

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Top Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer said Wednesday that now is not the time to impeach President Trump. 

House Minority Leader Pelosi of California and Democratic Whip Hoyer of Maryland explained why they voted to table the resolution from Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, that calls for Trump's impeachment.

More: Texas Rep. Al Green calls for President Trump's impeachment on House floor

“Congress faces a vast set of urgent, overdue priorities for the American people," the Democratic leaders said in a joint statement. "Democrats are firmly focused on taking real, effective steps to improve the lives of hard-working Americans and defeating Republicans’ cruel barrage of attacks on the middle class."

Instead, the Democratic Party should use its energy on protecting American families threatened by the GOP "tax scam", they said. The House and Senate have both passed tax overhaul plans and are working on hashing out the differences between the two.

Still, Pelosi and Hoyer noted that legitimate questions have been raised about Trump's fitness to lead the United States.


As opposed to their fitness to stay in office?

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