“Based on what we have seen to date, going forward on impeachment is not worthwhile at this point," Leader Hoyer told CNN's Dana Bash. "Very frankly, there is an election in 18 months and the American people will make a judgement."
Hoyer is the second most-powerful Democrat in the House of Representatives, behind Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
The redacted Mueller report makes clear President Trump engaged in possible obstruction on at least ten separate occasions. More importantly, it also makes clear that Mueller laid out the case for Congress to impeach Trump, because DOJ regulations bar indicting a sitting president.
Here's how many are responding to this new development:
Truly amazing to see the Democrats extend their theory of "People will get mad at us if we do the things we're supp… https://t.co/5HiijEXCl8— Tom Scocca (@Tom Scocca)1555618471.0
this is an abdication of constitutional responsibility https://t.co/kKqG06SGIv— b-boy bouiebaisse (@b-boy bouiebaisse)1555618177.0
If you want to depress Dem turnout in 2020 after millions of people worked their asses off to put give you the powe… https://t.co/2lGrc4FTq0— digby (@digby)1555617233.0
what if the American people want you to impeach? what's the bat signal for that? How many calls to your office do… https://t.co/REhRlvppWF— Zerlina Maxwell (@Zerlina Maxwell)1555617564.0
Steny Hoyer should be removed from House leadership. https://t.co/S6fF5BAcXH— Matt McDermott (@Matt McDermott)1555617943.0
The Democratic House leadership has this amazing combination of "savvy" and stone-cold dumbassery. They think they'… https://t.co/VOfhwU1sFm— David Roth (@David Roth)1555619059.0
Imagine being a member of Congress and three months into a term you’ve been elected to serve, you punt your constit… https://t.co/W1oBuA8KZi— Jamison Foser (@Jamison Foser)1555616664.0
@mkraju @DanaBashCNN I think @StenyHoyer we are going to need a better explanation than that. If you want us to fig… https://t.co/z8ZaVEHR4e— Nancy Lee Grahn (@Nancy Lee Grahn)1555616793.0
"i'm not going to do the thing that is literally my job because maybe our fucked up election system will accidental… https://t.co/c4VWCuRof8— Ashley Feinberg (@Ashley Feinberg)1555618910.0
@mkraju @DanaBashCNN Rehash of "let the people decide" bullshit. Impeach now! DOJ wont do the job, let's put a check on the imbalance!— Andrew Fine (@Andrew Fine)1555617025.0
@mkraju @DanaBashCNN Steny is wrong. Any Democrat that doesn’t find their spine today will pay at the polls.— Dean Haddix (@Dean Haddix)1555617163.0
the single biggest thing to understand about the democratic party is that it actually has no desire to hold, exerci… https://t.co/CKWFbLWMbQ— inverted vibe curve: burgertown must be defended (@inverted vibe curve: burgertown must be defended)1555617993.0
@mkraju @DanaBashCNN Yeah, well, that's crap.— Freeman (@Freeman)1555616275.0
Eighteen months! Very frankly, your TERM is only 24 months! By that standard you're literally never going to be in… https://t.co/rAd8ykgsOg— Tom Scocca (@Tom Scocca)1555617592.0
This is infuriating. Time to start calling your Representatives. Impeachment hearings must be called or we as a… https://t.co/zSat2FOqfX— Jon Cryer (@Jon Cryer)1555618402.0
Now is not a time to be fucking cowardly and weak. https://t.co/vuqUnlPfBD— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko)1555616300.0
Is this quote supposed to be from Bill Barr? https://t.co/PLUfGUAYeR— Ben Rhodes (@Ben Rhodes)1555617867.0
Esquire's Charles Pierce posts video to Rep. Hoyer of the late Rep. Barbara Jordan speaking in favor of impeachment of President Richard Nixon:
Hey, Steny. https://t.co/bc2eiwj41Z— Charles P. Pierce (@Charles P. Pierce)1555622848.0