Republicans are calling on Trump to drop his campaign against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House.
Rep. Tom Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat who represents New England, sent a letter to the Trump campaign Friday saying Trump’s criticism of Pelosi is “unfortunate.”
“The President’s continued attacks on Ms. Pelosi have undermined her credibility, and her standing with Democrats, especially those of us who have endorsed her in the past,” the letter said.
Pelosi has been an ardent Trump supporter, and Trump has criticized her for her support for Democrats in the Senate and for the fact that she has criticized the president’s policies.
“I’m not going to run against Nancy Pelosi,” Trump said on Friday at a rally in Boston.
“We’re going to fight.
We’re going do it for America.”
Trump is not the first to call for Pelosi’s impeachment.
Former President George W. Bush was among those who called for Pelosi to be impeached for her role in the 2002 Iraq War, and Democratic House members have been outspoken in their calls for her removal.