Although Pelosi said she believed it would be too divisive to impeach Trump, she characterized the president as unfit to hold office.
“No, I don’t think he’s fit to be president of the United States,” Pelosi told the Post, adding he was “ethically unfit, intellectually unfit, curiosity-wise unfit.”
Democrats face growing pressure from the left for impeachment, including a multimillion-dollar ad campaign from liberal billionaire Tom Steyer to build support for action against Trump.
The House Judiciary Committee, which would lead an impeachment inquiry, recently launched a broad probe of corruption, abuse of power and obstruction of justice allegations against Trump that could amount to impeachable offenses.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler has said he believes Trump has committed obstruction of justice, but that it is too soon to decide on impeachment.
“We do not now have the evidence all sorted out,” Nadler told ABC’s “This Week” program on March 3. “Before you impeach somebody, you have to persuade the American public that it ought to happen,” Nadler added.