Washington Free Beacon editor-in-chief Matthew Continetti said Tuesday that Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) "big problem" is polls showing the public opposes impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Continetti's comments came on Fox News in response to a clip of the late Charles Krauthammer discussing the prospect of impeachment in 2017.
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"You've got a political establishment, mostly Democratic, but there are some Republicans who would like to see him taken out of office. I think that would be a catastrophic mistake," Krauthammer said. "It would cause a rupture in the country where people would say when we people, the ones who have been abandoned, elect somebody we like, our guy gets taken out, I thought we had a stable democracy. If you think a man is not fit, you vote against him, but you don't remove him from office. That's why I think we are headed into choppy and dangerous constitutional waters."
Continetti agreed with Krauthammer's assessment, calling him correct as usual.
"Pelosi's big problem is the polls, and the polls continue to show the public opposes impeachment," he said. "A recent study showed the public interest in impeachment is dropping off at the very time that the Democrats on Capitol Hill are ramping up their calls to impeach President Trump. This is an unpopular objective among the wide variety of Americans and Pelosi knows that. Her big problem, once these court cases are resolved, is she's going to have to make a decision whether she goes with her caucus or goes with her gut, which is telling her that impeachment would be a terrible mistake."
A CBS poll from earlier this week found over half of Americans want congressional Democrats to drop investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election and move onto other matters. A Fox News survey found only 9 percent of Republicans and 33 percent of independents think Trump should be impeached. Overall, 50 percent opposed impeachment and 42 percent favored it.