UPDATED 8:35 AM PT – Friday, April 19, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined to comment on whether Congress will seek impeachment against President Trump. While traveling in Northern Ireland Friday, Pelosi refused to touch on the release of the redacted Mueller report, saying it was not appropriate to leave the country to criticize the president.
Back in March however, Pelosi said impeachment is not a path the Democrats should go down. She said it would divides the country.
Pelosi told reporters the legislative branch has oversight responsibility and it will exercise that.
“Let me assure you that whatever the issue and challenge that we face, the Congress of the United States will honor its oath of office to protect and defend the constitution of the United States, to protect our democracy,” stated the House speaker.
On Thursday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said nothing he saw in the Mueller report would make impeachment a “worthwhile effort” at this point.
House Democrats are reportedly dodging talks of impeachment, saying while the report is damaging it’s not worth trying to pull off a politically risky move.