Freshmen Democrats balk at impeaching Trump

By the numbers: Of the 64 new House Democrats:

48 believe Congress should wait for the Mueller report’s release before considering impeachment.

7 go a little further, saying that language is “not helpful.”…

Behind the scenes: Privately, many of the new freshmen say that Trump may have committed impeachable offenses. But they also argue that impeachment doesn’t have a chance of succeeding in the Senate under Republican control, and they think, politically, the messaging could have the adverse effect if they broach the subject too soon — further animating Trump’s base ahead of 2020.

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