“Trump is goading us to impeach him,” she said at an event sponsored by Cornell University’s political institute. “He knows that it would be very divisive in the country, but he doesn’t really care. He just wants to solidify his base.”…

It’s not clear at this point that Pelosi would have the votes on the House floor to impeach Trump — even if she wanted to — and holding a vote would put members of her caucus in swing districts in a perilous position between their liberal supporters and the cross-over voters who helped elect them.

“Especially for moderates, there’s a deep concern about appearing overly zealous, overly political or thirsty for impeachment,” said a senior aide to a moderate Democrat who asked to remain anonymous because he was not authorized to speak on the record. “I think the speaker has done a great job in taking that off the table publicly and saying you can investigate.”