Now that Democrats have won control of the House of Representatives for the first time since 2010, the question on some minds is: “When do the impeachment hearings start?”

But those minds either have not been listening to what the Democratic leaders have been saying, or they do not take the Democrats at their word.

When the new Congress convenes in January, the focus will not be on impeaching Donald Trump, but on a policy agenda that could even include cooperation with Trump, Democrats say.

Rapprochement, not impeachment, appears to be the plan.

“I think impeachment, to use that word, is very divisive,” California’s Nancy Pelosi, who is expected to slide back into her old role as history’s first female speaker of the House, said in a talk last month at Harvard.

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