The 17-term California Democrat recalled the divisiveness of President Bill Clinton's impeachment, which she said was "horrible for the country", and said she would not be willing to go through that again without "overwhelming and bipartisan" justification.
"I'm glad that she sees what the rest of us see, that there is no reason, no cause for impeachment", she said during an interview with Fox News Tuesday.
"No, I don't think he's fit to be President of the United States", Ms Pelosi told the Post, adding that he was "ethically unfit, intellectually unfit, curiosity-wise unfit".
During a segment on Your World WIth Neil Cavuto, the host asked Green to explain why he's still pushing for impeachment when Pelosi has said it would be "a waste of time".
"If it's a consistent pattern of abuse of power, of obstruction of justice. then that to me seems like it will be impeachable".
None of which is to say that Pelosi does not intend to use her Democratic House majority to hold Trump accountable.
"I don't think it's something we decide whether or not it's "worth it", Ms Jayapal said.
Tlaib stressed that she is going to continue to push for impeachment, but echoed Democratic leaders' caution in first calling for a committee process that investigates Trump.
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Pramila Jayapal, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, agreed, arguing that voters "really are angry about what is perceived to be happening in the White House" and that Congress has an "obligation" to see where the facts lead.
Democrats control the House today because they were able to win previous year in places such as Orange County, Calif.
"We didn't run on impeachment, we did not win on impeachment, we are not governing with a focus on impeachment", Jeffries said. "Let's just address the comments about is he worth it".
Still, Pelosi's comments are certain to stoke a stubborn tension with those who believe impeachment proceedings should have begun on day one of the new Congress. "This is news. I'm going to give you some news right now because I haven't said this to any press person before", Pelosi said.
'We didn't elect a majority of Democrats to the House to allow Republicans to determine the fate of the country...'
Republican strategist Matt Mackowiak told The Epoch Times that Pelosi "knows that impeachment is not popular with the broader public and would be a political loser for House Democrats".
The main thing a rush into impeachment proceedings will accomplish (other than vindicating Tom Steyer's investment in boosting impeachment sentiment) is to raise false expectations among millions of rank-and-file Democrats that Trump will be dragged kicking and screaming out of office.
Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, one of the lawmakers leading those investigations, said he agrees with Pelosi and Congress needs "to do our homework". "But if it's going to be a political disaster for us, then we're not going to do it".
Despite a growing chorus of senior Democrats faulting the president for tearing down US institutions and even going against the rule of law with his attacks on investigators, Pelosi portrayed USA institutions as intact. "And if they do produce that, then I think it will nearly be inevitable that we'll have to go there because the Judiciary Committee has to protect the Constitution".