House Democratic leaders are seeking a delicate balance when it comes to impeachment and President Trump.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) outlined the latest strategy in July when he said his panel would push forward aggressively with investigations of Trump. Nadler even called the process impeachment.
At the same time, Nadler made it clear the committee was not, at least now, considering a formal resolution to launch an impeachment inquiry.
It’s a messaging balance designed to appease liberals clamoring to oust Trump immediately, while protecting vulnerable centrists battling to keep their seats in next year’s elections.