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Witcover: Democrats downplay impeachment after the Blue Wave

Witcover: Democrats downplay impeachment after the Blue Wave

Despite some Democratic calls for imminent impeachment against President Donald Trump, many responsible party leaders are applying brakes to that notion, starting with would-be House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Mr. Trump has already warned that if the Democrats attempt to use their newly won House majority to launch investigations against him, he will strike back in kind. Ms. Pelosi says, however, that her party will focus on demonstrating its ability and willingness to govern responsibly.

This intended disposition to turn the other cheek, rather than use the party's newly acquired subpoena powers to get anti-Trump incriminating information, attempts to seek the high moral ground....

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