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ABC News: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Calls For Trump’s Censure Over Impeachment

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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Democratic Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard announced Tuesday that she is still undecided on impeaching President Donald Trump and reportedly that she would vote to censure him.

“I’m taking this time for myself to be able to review everything that’s happened, all the information that’s been put forward,” Gabbard told a crowd Monday at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., according to ABC News. “And just all the factors that go into really trying to figure out what is the best action to take for our country. And for democracy. It’s not a simple or easy decision to make.”

This comes as a group of House Democrats are reportedly considering censuring Trump instead of impeaching him.

Around 10 Democratic members of Congress, including New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer, Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader, New York Rep. Anthony Brindisi, and Utah Rep. Ben McAdams, are all reportedly open to a censure resolution of Trump instead of moving forward with impeachment, according to Politico.

Representative Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii and 2020 presidential candidate, speaks during the Everytown for Gun Safety Presidential Gun Sense Forum, in Des Moines Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. The forum provides an opportunity for gun safety advocates to hear gun legislation proposals from 16 of the presidential candidates. Photographer: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Representative Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii and 2020 presidential candidate, speaks during the Everytown for Gun Safety Presidential Gun Sense Forum, in Des Moines Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (Photographer: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Despite Pelosi’s early reluctance to push for impeachment, there are currently 228 Democrats who have voiced support for impeachment or an impeachment inquiry. Pelosi has said she believes Trump is “goading” Democrats to impeach him because he thinks it will help him fire up his base.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) raised approximately $1 million dollars the day after Pelosi explicitly came out in favor of the impeachment of Trump for the first time. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: We Asked Every GOP Senator About Impeachment. Seven Ruled It Out.)

Many of Pelosi’s Democratic colleagues previously pushed for impeaching Trump, including Democratic Texas Rep. Al Green, who broke with Pelosi when he vowed to force a vote to impeach Trump in late March. Green, who previously had several bills to impeach Trump overwhelmingly rejected by the House of Representatives, called for a third impeachment vote. Pelosi said impeachment was “just not worth it” in a March interview(RELATED: Nancy Pelosi Comes Out In Favor Of Impeachment)

Pelosi said in October she would not hold a full vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry.