House Democrats are distancing themselves from a longshot bid to impeach President Donald Trump, saying it’s important to let multiple investigations play out before considering such drastic action.
California Rep. Brad Sherman has told colleagues that he may try to force a vote in the full House if the Judiciary Committee declines to consider his proposed article of impeachment.
Sherman said he might make such a move after consulting with leadership and colleagues.
Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky says more time is needed so that people can come to their own conclusions that there have been impeachable offenses. Otherwise, she said Democrats will be accused of trying to rig the system after suffering an election loss.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.