Himes looks to be playing to his base with this move while also recognizing that impeachment will be bad for the party mostly because Americans are opposed to it.
Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., blamed his "lizard brain" on Thursday for wanting bad things to happen to President Trump.
He made those comments on CNN where host Wolf Blitzer asked him whether, like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., he wanted to see Trump "in prison."
"More than anything else," he told Blitzer. "This isn't about my feelings or about retribution. Look, the lizard brain that I have says I hope bad things happen to this man because he has been so destructive to our Republic, to the concept of democracy, to the concept that internationally we are a light unto the nations."
Himes, during his Thursday appearance, said that despite his "emotional reaction" to Trump, he recognized that the country was a "nation of laws" and that impeachment would likely fail to achieve removal from office as long as Republicans controlled the Senate.