Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at a press conference Tuesday said his decision whether to impeach President Donald Trump is “months down the road,” signaling he is aligned with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s assessment of any potential timetable.

“We don’t know all of it yet and the more new facts come out the better informed decision the American people and then the Congress can make on this issue,” Schumer said. "So I think the strategy of getting as much of the facts out and then months down the road making a decision on impeachment ... is the right strategy.”

Pelosi has been advocating for the same approach, at the same time some 60 Democratic congressional members and one Republican have publicly called for commencing an impeachment proceeding. The latest congressional member to back impeachment is freshman Katie Porter, D-Calif., who in 2018 flipped a GOP district in Southern California.

The Minority Leader’s press conference was not focused on impeachment but rather securing U.S. elections against foreign interference. Schumer took to task Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for holding up already-proposed legislation to prevent outside interference and also criticized McConnell for comments last week that instead of looking into ways to secure elections, the media and others should be discussing how there was no interference in the 2018 midterms. 

“I want to make this very clear: Democrats are determined not to let Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans sweep the issue of securing elections from foreign interference under the rug," Schumer said.