On Monday's 'Hardball' on MSNBC, incoming House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) said that while President Trump "has conducted himself like an organized crime boss," House Democrats will have to wait until special counsel Robert Mueller and the Southern District of New York have completed their investigations before proceeding with impeachment.
REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES: Yeah, I think we have to proceed carefully as it relates to impeachment because it is the ultimate political death penalty put into the constitution for extraordinary circumstances. Now, it may be the case that down the road once the Mueller investigation has concluded and the facts are presented to the American people, all options at that moment may be on the table. But that's hypothetical at the moment.
We do know that the president has conducted himself like an organized crime boss, woefully inappropriate. There were electoral consequences, I believe, for some of his inappropriate behavior, as a result of the blue wave that took place on November 6th.
And we’ll see what happens over the next two years. But the right thing to do is to let Bob Mueller be Bob Mueller. Let the Southern District of New York, professional prosecutors, led by Republican appointees, complete their work before we as Democrats in the House decide how best to proceed.