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House Republicans Call on Biden to ‘Formally Request’ Pelosi Discontinue Trump Impeachment Efforts

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House Republicans Call on Biden to ‘Formally Request’ Pelosi Discontinue Trump Impeachment Efforts

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A group of House Republicans has called on President-elect Joe Biden to urge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to discontinue her efforts to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time. In a letter on Saturday, Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.), on behalf of seven House members, said that he believes a second impeachment only days before Trump is scheduled to leave office is as “unnecessary as it is inflammatory.” “A presidential impeachment should not occur in the heat of the moment, but rather after great deliberation,” the group said in its letter. The impeachment, they said, would undermine Biden’s efforts to unify Americans and “would be a further distraction to our nation at a time when millions of our fellow citizens are hurting because of the pandemic and the economic fallout.” “We respectfully urge you to encourage Speaker Pelosi to set aside this partisan effort immediately,” the letter said. The …

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